Holdsworth Lookout Track, Mt Holdsworth, Masterton
21 September 2008
We’d done an overnighter up to Atiwhakatu Hut and a walk the previous day to Mountain Hut and back, and this walk was basically just dotting i’s and crossing t’s before heading off. However, it turned out to be possibly one of the highlights of our week. If you’re among the elderly and stout, a few days’ preparation is probably essential, and you’ll definitely need sticks.
For me it was one of those descents where two legs and a stick provided stability while the other stick located the next anchor point, then two sticks and a leg, etc etc. Not difficult, and you’re not going to fall and break your neck thousands of feet below, but you do have to pay a little attention in the steeper sections. My son, Clifford, would probably jog down.