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Descent to Lake Hermione

Postby Roadtonowhere » Fri 29 Dec, 2023 11:54 am

Have seen conflicting reports about the best descent route off the Hugel plateau to Lake Hermione. The Abels pretty much says to head straight down to the west
but some trip reports suggest heading down the NW ridge from the plateau is better. Anyone got a firm (and informed) opinion, or is it six of one and half a dozen of 5he other?
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Re: Descent to Lake Hermione

Postby Letstryagain » Fri 29 Dec, 2023 11:56 am

The descent is fine. It's coming back up that can be painful.
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Re: Descent to Lake Hermione

Postby north-north-west » Fri 29 Dec, 2023 12:06 pm

Get a good aerial image (or map - it shows up in the ListMap topos) of the area. There's an obvious large landslip on the side of the ridge. Whether going up or down, head for that. It's easy going above and the liine is obvious. It's generally a bit slower below.
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Re: Descent to Lake Hermione

Postby Roadtonowhere » Fri 29 Dec, 2023 12:27 pm

Thanks NNW. I appreciate your helpful advice
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Re: Descent to Lake Hermione

Postby Last » Fri 29 Dec, 2023 1:30 pm

the top of the landslip starts as a cliff, aim for one side to get onto it. I went north. south may be equally good.
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Re: Descent to Lake Hermione

Postby Roadtonowhere » Fri 29 Dec, 2023 1:53 pm

Thanks Last
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Re: Descent to Lake Hermione

Postby Roadtonowhere » Thu 04 Jan, 2024 5:04 pm

Thanks Last and NNW. Got back yesterday from a trip to Orites Falls and your advice was very helpful. We hit the land slip right in the northern corner on the way in and were able to follow our own gpx route back up on the way out.
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Re: Descent to Lake Hermione

Postby Lostsoul » Fri 05 Jan, 2024 12:01 pm

Roadtonowhere wrote:Thanks Last and NNW. Got back yesterday from a trip to Orites Falls and your advice was very helpful. We hit the land slip right in the northern corner on the way in and were able to follow our own gpx route back up on the way out.

We saw you guys camped at the tarn up top.From the saddle we made an angled descent over to the top of the landslide,then went out to Cheyne Range for the day.Going back up we went nearly the exact same way except climbed up the southern side of the slip which was ok.Long day but kinda glad we did it with day packs.
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Re: Descent to Lake Hermione

Postby Roadtonowhere » Fri 05 Jan, 2024 12:12 pm

Small world, Lostsoul. Glad you had a good trip!
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