Last Modified: 1-1-2021 0:12
By: Christopher Cookson
Mount Patriarch is a 1656 metre peak towards the western end of the Richmond Range. Like much of the Richmond Range, the rocks are predominantly schist. Frequently in winter, Mount Patriarch will experience some snowfall. A four wheel drive track extends to within about two kilometres of the summit followed by a steep marked tramping route for the remaining distance. The summit is rocky and barren, with a handful of alpine plants growing in any pockets of soil, and lichens growing on the rocks.
The distinctive peak can clearly be seen from State Highway 63 in the upper Wairau Valley.
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Cookson, C. (2021). Mount Patriarch. Retrieved April, 21, 2021, from https://www.marlboroughonline.co.nz/marlborough/information/geography/high-country/mount-patriarch/