Altitude: 758m to 2102m. Gain: 918m. Loss: 1344m . Gradient: 16 deg
Skills: Snow / ice (5/7)
Moir's guide provides a good description of the route to Douglas Pass and over The Gladiator, past Mt Howitt and the descent to Christmas Flat. In the mist, the GPS was useful on the descent. There were rough tracks through the scrub past large rocks to reach the Karangarua River proper.