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Western Arthurs (Full Traverse)

Western Arthurs (Full Traverse)

Hiking Extreme

73 km
3.7 km
3.7 km
1 day +
Low Point
146 m
High Point
1.1 km
Western Arthurs (Full Traverse) Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be extreme. It's extremely remote, it features extreme exposure and is typically done between December and March. From a low point of 146 m to the maximum altitude of 1.1 km, the route covers 73 km, 3741 vertical metres of ascent and 3709 vertical metres of descent.


Western Arthurs (Full Traverse)



Scrambling up mountains and along technical trails with moderate fall exposure. Handholds are necessary to navigate the trail in its entirety, although they are not necessary at all times. Some obstacles can be very large and difficult to navigate, and the grades can often be near-vertical. The challenge of the trail and the steepness of the grade results in very strenuous hiking. Hikes of this difficulty blur the lines between "hiking" and "climbing".

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between December and March


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation