Hanging Valley Shelter | Kepler Track, Fiordland National Park

Hanging Valley Shelter is just at about the highest point on the Kepler and immediately prior to the steep drop down to Iris Burn. If you have negotiated the ridges in a severe breeze it’s the opportunity for a breather before you make the dash to the semi-shelter of the forest not so far away.

When the wind blows the Hanging Valley Shelter structure rattles.

You are not permitted to camp or stay here.

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category . . . shelter

hut fee . . . free

elevation . . . 1390m

bunks . . . none

built . . . 1986

heating . . . none

water . . . tap at water tank

toilet . . . longdrop

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Winter avalanche danger

Following the tragedy of Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux in July 2015 here is a slideshow showing the area around the Hanging Valley shelter.

The most dangerous area is probably either side of Forest Burn Shelter where Louis-Vincent and Etienne were found. Images of those avalanche zones can be found on the Forest Burn Shelter page.

These images were taken in two trips in Spring during September and October of 2014.

Click on the thumbnail image below to get the slideshow started, then you can click on the left or right sides of the bigger images to go forward or back.

images from Kepler Track, Fiordland National Park

Additional information about the Kepler Track can be found at Kepler Track | Fiordland National Park.

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