Castle Hill Peak, summer 2023

  • We left Christchurch at 7 AM which seemed appropriate on a hot summer day. Andrew showed up with a 7-seater which wasn’t a bad fit for 7 trampers! Thanks, Andrew, you made the trip very cheap.
  • We smashed the sloggy slope of Foggy Peak in phenomenal time, took a wee break on top, and slowed down along the gentle tops of Castle Hill Peak.
  • On the way back it got quite cloudy. As we were descending from Foggy Peak, we met a guy who was halfway through the slope wearing flip-flops.
  • My main discovery of the day was that in Darfield Hotel pub, a 1 L jug of diet coke with ice is cheaper than a pint of Guinness.
  • Good day out, thanks everyone for coming!

Rough stats: 12 km, 5h 30min, 1200 m ascent. The route on NZ Topo Map (download below).

Participants: Michal Klajban (leader, scribe, GPX), Andrew Ecker, Carmela Terrobias, Zack Williams, Richard Kimberley, Chris McHarg, Faith Burnett

Tramped on 29th January 2023.



Total distance: 11365 m
Max elevation: 1999 m
Min elevation: 942 m
Download file: GPX-hikingisgood-com-nz-2023-Castle-Hill-Peak-summer.gpx

About the Author

I lived a pretty ordinary life for a while. I did my studies, my second studies, my third studies, my first job, my second job, and my third job. I wasn’t really sure what’s going on so, in 2014, I left my home country (Czechia) to learn about the world. I’m still not sure what’s going on but I enjoy it much more. I lived in a few countries before settling in New Zealand.

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