From Arete Forks Hut to Waingawa peak via main spur
Distance: 2.2 km (3.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Moderate-hard terrain
Altitude: 666m to 1411m. Gain: 762m. Loss: 17m . Gradient: 21 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) - Occasional rivers (3/6) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot, avalanche risk (3/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

In the sixties this was a well used cullers route. Head up Arete stream about 100m, cross the terrace and climb the spur. Very old markers may be of assistance but its probably easier now to make your own way through relatively open bush. Use the southern side of the ridge where the scrub starts, and look for a short steep gully on your right through a bluff around the 1100m contour. There is a good ground trail for the last 10min after you join the Bannister ridge.

Created by: Hugh vn on 2014-10-14
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