From Shotover Saddle Track turnoff to Shotover Saddle via Shotover Saddle Route
Distance: 2.5 km (2.5 DOC hours) - Marked route - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 425m to 1544m. Gain: 1119m. Loss: 0m . Gradient: 28 deg (Steep)
Skills: Prolonged scrambles (4/7) - Streams (2/6)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

A snow-poled route ascends to the Shotover Saddle from the West Matukituki farm track up the true left (west) side of Bride's Veil creek. The ascent is steep on first farmed faces, later tussock. Poles are intermittent and the ground trail indistinct - you may just wish to follow your nose.

80m below the saddle, a fault-line running across the face has opened up to create a long thin basin, at the western end of which lies a narrow tarn. Reasonable, well sheltered camp spots exist at it's eastern end.

The route from the tarn to the saddle is unmarked - climb the escarpment and find your way through the humps and hollows above to the broad saddle.

Last updated by: Madpom at 2018-01-20 19:13:25. Experienced: 2018-01-11
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