Altitude: 1391m to 1622m. Gain: 179m. Loss: 246m . Gradient: 10 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
From the KBase/ Crow junction, the poled route climbs gently through scrubby tussock to a group of tarns, before climbing again and swinging E along the tops. The drop down to McKinnon is short and sharp before easing off to reach the hut on the bush line.