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Crown Range TURK

tramping, huts, travelAmanda RogersComment
Crown Range Turk (not a yurt, not a tank) is a prototype hut built by Erik Bradshaw, situated on Glencoe station out the back of Arrowtown. Built as a ski-touring base for his family, friends and backcountry travellers, it’s also perfectly situated for overnighting trampers. The solar panels power heating, continuous ventilation, lighting and USB charge; this is absolute hut luxury, complete with an armchair and hut slippers. Not to mention that the practicals (gas/cooker and utensils) are taken care of. If I were to add anything it would be art, but then you have the form of those surrounding hills and that light…! The long way up (via Crown Peak) takes 3.5 hours, the short route direct from Bracken Gully up the spur, 2 hours. You could follow the range northward to reach Cardrona in another 4 hours, via Mt. Sale.

Crown Range Turk (not a yurt, not a tank) is a prototype hut built by Erik Bradshaw, situated on Glencoe station out the back of Arrowtown. Built as a ski-touring base for his family, friends and backcountry travellers, it’s also perfectly situated for overnighting trampers. The solar panels power heating, continuous ventilation, lighting and USB charge; this is absolute hut luxury, complete with an armchair and hut slippers. Not to mention that the practicals (gas/cooker and utensils) are taken care of. If I were to add anything it would be art, but then you have the form of those surrounding hills and that light…! The long way up (via Crown Peak) takes 3.5 hours, the short route direct from Bracken Gully up the spur, 2 hours. You could follow the range northward to reach Cardrona in another 4 hours, via Mt. Sale.

At the snowline, looking to Arrow Junction and Wakatipu beyond

At the snowline, looking to Arrow Junction and Wakatipu beyond

Crown Peak views of Wanaka (that bluey valley) and the Pisa range (right)

Crown Peak views of Wanaka (that bluey valley) and the Pisa range (right)

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Happy Dave with Whittakers & whisky

Happy Dave with Whittakers & whisky

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