Mount Hyde Turk

Located in a basin just below 1800 metres north of Mt Hyde this is an amazing site looking northwest towards the Southern Alps. The peaks of Mt Earnslaw, Aspiring, Lydia, Edwards and many more are clearly visible.

At this altitude the Turk needed to be on a north facing slope with a bit of wind otherwise it would get buried in snow. By positioning the Turk at the lip of the basin there is enough wind action (especially during storms) to ensure that snow does not accumulate around the hut. This is a very similar aspect to the hut in the Crown Basin.

Looking northwest from the site. The skyline spans from Mt Earnslaw to Mt Aspiring. In the foreground is Church Hill, the upper Shotover and the headwaters of Stockyard Creek

The area in green is Public Conservation Land managed by DOC. The rest is Coronet Peak Station managed by LINZ

Google Earth view aligned North-South

Looking down to the site from the Shotover/Tui Creek (Arrow) saddle. The Turk will be at the front edge of the basin.

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