Locating the Huts Geographically
- Each of the hut pages on the website has a small map, which if clicked takes you to the relevant location on the www.topomap.co.nz website
Permolat Tracks not found on NZ Topo Map website
- Some of the tracks being maintained by Permolat are not marked on the NZ Topo maps, either hard copy, or online. If you email us we can send you a gpx file if we have one.
- The remote hut zone is an extremely rugged alpine environment and the routes and tracks often rudimentary. High levels of fitness and experience, specific to this type of country, as well as good quality gear, are essential. We are getting increasing numbers of enquiries from folk, many of them from overseas, who don't have these prerequisites. Often because they've done a few of the great walks, (the Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes, the Kepler) which are maintained to a much higher level, they now feel suitably qualified to tackle the remote hut zone. Forget it! While a few huts on this site are pretty easy to reach, most are in the moderate to difficult, or very difficult-to-reach category. If you haven't been in this type of country before, get someone who has to guide you, or go and try something a bit easier and build your skill level up. Your local DOC Information Centre will hopefully point you in the right direction. You may think this disclaimer doesn't apply to you because you have plenty of experience in the Alaskan wilderness, or the Pyrenees, but you'll still be lacking some specific skill sets that are unique to the western side of the Southern Alps, and essential for safe travel and return.