Altitude: 800m to 975m. Gain: 365m. Loss: 196m . Gradient: 8 deg (Gentle)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/5)
Above Basin Hut, Basin Creek starts broad on shingle but soon the valley becomes narrow and frequent crossings are required (knee deep in normal flows) of the fast-flowing stream on loose rock.
Chamois Creek is reached after 2km.
Above Chamois Creek the valley reverts to tussock and rock/moss/lichen and travel is more pleasant.