Back Country Hut
Geo-Logic Ltd undertook a geotechnical risk assessment of a back country hut in Nelson Lakes National Park threatened by an avalanche, which carried debris to within 10m of the hut.
A prompt response to a supplied geotechnical brief was supplied and generated a report on our findings and recommendations.
Virtually all back country huts are relatively high risk and subject to various hazards which can be difficult to mitigate. The terrain of much of the Nelson Lakes National Park is steep to very steep, subject to high rain/snowfall and is located within a zone of very high seismic activity. A number of active scree slopes punctuate the slopes of the ranges making up the Park.