Mt Somers is a family and beginner tramper classic sitting in Canterbury’s foothills of the Southern Alps. Its range of options for trampers of all experience levels makes it easy to find something for everyone. However, despite its accessibility and popularity, this area still sees harsh conditions frequently in the form of extreme temperatures, strong winds, snow and rain. This video explores the various track options to help you prepare and choose the best trip for your abilities.
Feeling inspired after watching this video and ready to start planning your trip? Make sure to check out MSC’s Plan My Walk app. You can create a plan online with trip dates, and group details and easily share the plan with your emergency contact in one click.
The app also has up-to-date information including weather forecasts and track alerts so be sure to check in before you head out.
Check out more of MSC’s Tramping Video Series here.
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