Altitude: 1050m to 1223m. Gain: 144m. Loss: 210m . Gradient: 7 deg (Gentle)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
A good marked, cut tramping track follows the ridgeline north from the Apiti Track towards Longview Hut (2007). The track starts cut through low bush and scrub, later emerging onto tussock ridgelines. After nearly 3km pt1164 is passed where there is (was?) a signposted turnoff to Makaretu Hut (caution: when I visited Makaretu in 2014 this northern access to Makaretu appeared to have been abandoned by DOC).