Walking 1:57:00  9.54 km (12:16 / km) +338m 10:25 / km
shoes: ASICS GT2000
Paekakariki Escarpment - the plan was to walk from Paekakariki to Pukurua Bay & catch the train back...& test out my vertigo whilst not in company ;)
The walk up to the high point was ok - not too scary if you kept looking up while on the steps, plus it had grassy edges...so' if/when' falling it looked as though you could stop yourself from a plunging death ;)
I then walked 50 metres toward the down steps towards Pukerua Bay and thought "No Way" - bare steps, facing out over the drop - totally chickened out & returned the way I came.
Full credit to the guys who built the track from scratch!
Want to try this again from South to North, cos I would like to see the 2 swing bridges & figure that going up is easier than coming down scary, steep steps!
The views were totally worth the climb even though the South Island was in the haze. Going South to North would offer better views of Kapiti.
I definitely wouldn't do this on a windy day!
PS The sign board describing earthquakes/faultlines at the beginning of the climb do not instill confidence for overcoming vertigo!