Helen and Paul World Tour 2005/06 travel blog

Getting starting on Routeburn to Key Summit

Key Summit waterfall

Key Summit view 1

Key Summit view 2

Key Summit view 3

Key Summit view 4

Key Summit view 5

The going gets tough on the climb up!

Up in the clouds

Not a bad place to stop and have lunch!

Routeburn flower on the mountain

View 7

View 8

Another flower on the mountain!!

As if we hadn't had learnt our lesson from the Mt.Roy climb we decided to embark on a 3-hour walk up to Key Summit, which is part of a famous 4-day walk on the Routeburn track.

In fact the gradient of the climb was much less than Mt.Roy and it was 'only' 992 metres high, which made it far more enjoyable and gave spectacular views from the summit. Muscles still ached from Mt.Roy but not enough to spoil what was a lovely way to spend the morning.

The summit also provided an alpine track to walk on which gave views down the Hollyford, Eglinton, and Greenstone River valleys and provided a place to stop and have lunch.

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