Dunedin 24 Hour Peak Bagging

Held every year this is a fatass style event where you choose your own route, look after yourself, have an awesome adventure and finish together to share stories and battle scars.

Facebook Group for chatting about stuff, sharing pics and stories. etc. Some history here too.

Facebook event page to express your interest.

18 November, 2023

Rules (please read carefully)

  • Begins whereever you like at midday Saturday (Nov 18)
  • Ends midday Sunday (Nov 19) at Emersons Brewery carpark
  • Two categories – Pure (by foot only) and multisport (anything that is powered by a machine or other animal)
  • Look after yourself. Share your route intentions with a loved one.
  • Get landowner permission before crossing private land
  • There is 1 point for every 100m vert of the peak. So, for example, Mt Cargill (676m) is worth 6 points. Signal Hill (393m) is worth 3 points.
  • Peaks that count are BOTH named peaks on the topo map AND trigs (dark triangles with a code) on the topo map. See pics below for examples.
  • You are responsible for your own scoring – best to record your route by GPS and take photos for evidence.
  • There are bonus exceptions for 2023… PAY ATTENTION!

*** BACON KNOB ***

  • As per usual our favourite knob will score points even though it isn’t named and doesn’t have a trig.
  • 5 points.


  • It’s not an official peak but it still matters.
  • 10 points IF you get a photo of yourself with a tourist on the castle steps.
  • 3 points if you touch the steps without a photo.

*** CLUMP PEAK ***

  • It’s near Hightop in the Silverpeaks. More legends have been told about night time trips to the Clump than King Arthur and those other Knights.
  • 10 points if done in the dark (photo evidence required). Dark is between official sunset (8:52pm) and sunrise (5:53am) times.

*** THE GAP ***

  • Being at the far end of the Silverpeaks the Gap can feel a bit excluded. That isn’t right so we are doubling the points for the trig at the Gap.
  • Note this means you get 6 points for the named peak “The Gap” (650m) and a further 12 points for the trig!!!

And now for the WILD CARD!!! [insert drum roll here]


  • This year we are pleased to announce it’s… MT KYEBURN. It’s just up from Dansey’s Pass and has nice views.
  • 100 points!!!