Distance: 5.1 km (10.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Moderate terrain
Altitude: 158m to 1383m. Gain: 1225m. Loss: 646m . Gradient: 22 deg (Steep)
Skills: Occasional scrambles (3/7) Winter - Iceaxe/crampons (4/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Note: Described in the reverse direction to your journey

From the flats in the Zeilian, pick up the base of the obvious spur climbing the eastern valleyside just above the start of the gorge. This provides good, open travel 500 vertical meters to the bushedge, and a further 150 vertical meters to the ridge.

On reaching the ridge, swing uphill and follow the ridgeline over gentle, broad shattered stone until 200m south of pt1407. Amazing views are the reward - down the Clarke / Landsboro and east to the snowcappoed main divide. (2.5-5 hrs from valley to pt1407)

An obvious spur drops SE from here to the head of a flat in the Clarke. Going is good throughout, first in fine stone, then tussock, then open beech, though the ridge is narrow in places. The northern face is sheer and crumbling - don't go there!

The former hut site is on the western side of the tongue of bush on the valley below, and good campspots exist on tussock flats there, or in smaller, grassier clearings some 200m upriver. Sandflies abound.

Last updated by: Madpom at 2015-06-02 02:44:28. Experienced: 2011-02-19
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