Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) - Streams (2/6) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
From Lake Chalice Hut follow the eastern side of the lake for 15 minutes to the Old Man Track junction on the true right of the stream that head waters originate between pt 1369 & 1522. The climb begins from the 780m contour & gradually climbs to the 1380m contour as the track weaves its way in & out of gullies, crossing two un-named streams in the process. From the 1380m contour climb in a northeast direction to the bushline & sidle across the northwest faces of pt. 1522. The track then drops 260m into a bush saddle, before a gentle climb up to pt. 1309 & the track junction.