Altitude: 1056m to 1719m. Gain: 685m. Loss: 573m . Gradient: 13 deg
Follow ground trail on the Esquilant Biv track until the giant cairn at around 1650m, traverse north (scree/tussock) to reach ridge above Hunter Creek South Branch. Descend ridge and cut back left on easy slopes to reach the South Branch. Some short scrub sections to reach the river flats.