Hamilton Peak circuit via Broken River Ski field

Sun 30 August 2015

Lead by Kevin H. on a brilliantly fine day but with a change forecast for the afternoon. We followed the usual circuit, parking at the tractor shed and walking up the road to cross under the ski tow, gain the Nervous Knob spur then sidle into Allens Basin, being careful to avoid ski runs.

On the sunny faces it became a slower plug as the snow softened, but we were on the top ridge in good time to have lunch before the climb to 1922m Hamilton. After lunch we arrived on the top just as the cloud from the south did. So descending the south-east spur was a small concern to look out for the gentler terrain on the left that would take us down to Camp Saddle. It started to get wet as we began the descent. A parka would be good, but we waited until we were down a bit and after the bum-slide. Not a good decision. Yvette and I left that far too late! By 4.50pm we had regrouped at the bushline and were back at the vehicle at 5.10pm. We were: Heather & Kevin Hughes, Merv Meredith & Yvette So.