Altitude: 1576m to 1721m. Gain: 169m. Loss: 24m . Gradient: 6 deg (Gentle)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
North of Mad Dog Hill the ridgeline becomes almost flat & the route meanders along the Kaweka tops to reach the Kaweka J summit, gaining 100m in 1.5km. The route is poled but often the distance between poles is sufficient to lose sight of them in poor weather. Though the ridgeline is obvious in good weather & navigation is straight forward, a map & compass would be advisable in poor visibility. A large cairn & a memorial to Heretaunga Tramping Club members lost in WWII lies just to the NE of the summit & may provide some shelter.