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" One of the great mountain runs of New Zealand, taking in the majestic ridge line between Mt Alpha and Roys Peak (of Instagram fame). This will be a tough finish to Day 1 but the views across Lake Wanaka don't get any better. "

Adrian Bailey - COURSE DIRECTOR

STAGE 3 - Run

What a way to finish Day 1, an epic mountain run across Mt Alpha and Roys Peak that affords some of the most memorable views on the South Island of New Zealand. The ascent and track through Spotts Creek is good and elevation gain doesn’t start to really kick in until closer to the Mt Alpha summit. From the summit it’s a sensational and technical ridge run, with views across Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps, to the ever popular Roys Peak. From that final summit competitors have a  long descent, on a well formed trail, all the way down to the base of the mountain. A few kilometres of slightly undulating 4×4 tracks brings everyone back to the Day 1 Glendhu Station finish line. It’s been a massive effort all round. 

STAGE STATS & PROFILE

STAGE # STAGE NAME DISCIPLINE DISTANCE ALT GAIN/LOSS EST FAST TIME EST SLOW TIME
Stage 3
Skyline Traverse
Run
30km
+1450m/-1560m
3hr 10m
5hr 30m

 * Fast and slow times are estimates and exclude transition stops!

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