A hike for January
Now is the perfect time of year to set some big goals either by going out by yourself or taking a guide. There are maybe three to four months of the season left. One of our most popular trips is Stairway to Heaven and we run it a number of times over the season. It’s filling up fast though. Take a look at the example information for STH. Could you do it?
Stairway to Heaven
|Expert (Black), T5 (Sophisticated alpine hiking), Class 4 (YDS), Very Difficult (Ireland), Class 5 (Australia)
|Quality of path:
|Some formed track, many obstacles
|Quality of markings:
|Extensive hiking, scrambling and navigation
Quick Checklist Route planning
|25°58’59.53″N 56° 9’48.91″E
|Off road driving required
|Yes. There is a short off-road track to the parking area. Usually it is well graded.2WD is possible
|Distance & Time from Mirdiff to Start
|131km 1hr 44min
|Navigation on hike
|Very difficult. Requires lots of exposed scrambling. Nearly all of the track is undefined and steep.
|Time required for hike
|Elevation gain on hike
|Grocery / water on hike
|Possible to encounter a vehicle on trail
|Suitable for all the family
|Requires experience in scrambling, decision making and route finding, especially at night. Nearly all of the track is undefined, steep with loose rock.
Due to the nature of this hike, the download this month contains waypoints. If you want to climb the stairways please visit: