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Gertrude Saddle Reviews
You cannot really find a place in Fiordland that isn't an eye candy. Gertrude saddle hike is definitively a gem. It's not for everyone, good shoes, proper clothes and a little physical ability would c... more »
If you only do one walk in Milford area then this is it! It beats the Key Summit walk hands down even though that is a stunning walk too. It’s not an easy path particularly the upper section but there... more »
Great view at the top and worth the climb. But it could be treacherous if it starts raining as the smooth rock becomes very slippery. People have lost their lives here. It started raining when I was up there and I understand why.
A beautiful day hike to get an amazing view. You walk in the valley for around 30 minutes before you start your hike to the Saddle itself. This part can be challenging from time to time. At some steep points, ropes are fixed in the mountain to help. Half way point on the ascend is the lake. The last increase is a little tough but after that a gigantic outlook awaits you. If you are lucky there can be Kea´s around, even on the way up and in the valley. Take your time on the descent because it is quite exhausting for your knees. The Hike is absolutely not recommended if it rains and it is wet. A Doc member will sit in the parking lot to inform you about the upcoming weather conditions.
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