Read's Tower


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Thursday, August 15, 2002
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,626
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,615
Elevation Gain (m): 
930
Total Distance (km): 
6.50
Difficulty Notes: 

No difficulties - this is a hike with some very easy scrambling opportunities if you look hard for them.

Map
Trip Report

Hanneke, Jeff, Reanne and I did Read's Tower in August 2002. The weather was supposed to be really bad but we decided that since we had a babysitter and everything we would go anyway. Good thing we decided that! The weather turned out very nice. This is an easy / short half day trip that could easily be combined with Mount Sparrowhawk, which looms over the summit by many hundreds of meters.

 


[Hann takes a break on ascent.]


[Once out of the forested approach we arrived at the base of the tower.]


[The scree slog to the summit is rather uninspiring to be honest!]


[Enjoying the summit of Read's Tower with Sparrowhawk in the background.]

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