Read's Tower


Trip Details
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Trip Date: 
Thursday, August 15, 2002
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Difficulty Notes: 

No difficulties - this is a hike with some very easy scrambling opportunities if you look hard for them.

Trip Report

Hanneke, Jeff, Reanne and I did Read's Tower in August 2002. The weather was supposed to be really bad but we decided that since we had a babysitter and everything we would go anyway. Good thing we decided that! The weather turned out very nice. This is an easy / short half day trip that could easily be combined with Mount Sparrowhawk, which looms over the summit by many hundreds of meters.


[Hann takes a break on ascent.]

[Once out of the forested approach we arrived at the base of the tower.]

[The scree slog to the summit is rather uninspiring to be honest!]

[Enjoying the summit of Read's Tower with Sparrowhawk in the background.]

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