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Monday, February 2, 2009

Mt Catherine - 1st Febuary 2009

Uncle Roddus Tramping Diary:Tramp No.72
Mt Catherine - 1st February 2009

This was another club trip to a regular destination. It is a fairly rigorous climb which we took on a fine warm day, leaving the cars about 9:30am and headed along a farm track before going cross country to achieve the ridge we were to ascend. After the initial climbing through the short tussock the ridge turns to soft shingle and then more rocky further up. The views are fabulous. It was discussed as to the possibility of doing a loop around the tops and coming down the southerly ridge but it took longer to get to the summit than was required to allow enough time to complete that option so it was back down the gut in the middle, getting back to the cars around 5:00pm.