Chain on Hanson's Peak?

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Chain on Hanson's Peak?

Postby nothingwmn » Fri 28 Aug, 2015 8:26 am

Hi all,

I heard a few years back that the chain on Hanson's Peak was removed... is this still the case or has it been replaced (I haven't done that part of the Overland since 2008)?
I will be doing the track S to N this September with a finish at Scott Kilvert and would like to come down via Hanson's if this route is still viable.
Any advice appreciated,
Cheers!
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Re: Chain on Hanson's Peak?

Postby icefest » Fri 28 Aug, 2015 8:28 am

As of January this year the chain was there.
Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful.
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Re: Chain on Hanson's Peak?

Postby nothingwmn » Sat 29 Aug, 2015 9:28 am

Awesome, thanks for that!
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Re: Chain on Hanson's Peak?

Postby nothingwmn » Sat 29 Aug, 2015 9:29 am

Just out of curiosity, anyone know how long or why it was taken down in the first place?
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Re: Chain on Hanson's Peak?

Postby north-north-west » Sun 30 Aug, 2015 8:07 am

I think - but don't quote me on this - there was damage due to usage over the years and it was taken down as being unreliable. And then the rangers had a collecting jar at the visitors centre to get the money for the new one.
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