Uncle Roddus Tramping diary: Tramp No. 71
Mt Somers Challenge - 24th January 2009
This was the Christchurch Tramping club's first annual Round Mt Somers Challenge. There were two groups doing the 25km 1600m height gain course, the mad runners and the more sedate trampers. I was in the tramping group and it was expected to complete the Circuit in under 9 hours. The first home did it in about 6 and the runners in 4 hours. It was a rather hot day and it took me four hours to get to the Mt Somers Hut at Woolshed Creek. I decide not to carry on from here as I was exhausted from the heat and not all that fit and walked out to the car at the Woolshed hill Carpark. The next year I would complete the whole course in just under 7 hours.