Altitude: 1006m to 1632m. Gain: 193m. Loss: 626m . Gradient: 20 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7)
Head to the summit at pt1661 and follow the ridge descending west, on the northern side of Steadman Creek – you’ll eventually pick up the poles again. Speargrass becomes thicker as you descend and is more-or-less continuous by the time you reach the Hokitika valley floor, where a cut track is visible coming up the valley from Bluff Hut.