The Summit Challenge is a great way to get fit and get out and about in your local area. Make a list of all your favourite places as well as some of the places you’ve always wanted to go to give yourself an added incentive to get climbing.
If you spread the challenge over the whole month, that’s an average climb of 295m per day to complete the challenge. Plan for how to get elevation when the weather lets you down!
Here are a few ideas of popular climbs around our beautiful Aotearoa:
Maungawhau / Mt Eden
Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill
Tangi Te Keo / Mount Victoria Lookout
Te Ahumairangi Hill Lookout from Thorndon
Signal Hill “Big Easy” Climb
Remember, before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven’t returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process (external site) on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand’s search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.
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