Altitude: 1249m to 1419m. Gain: 164m. Loss: 234m . Gradient: 8 deg (Gentle)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
From the track junction at pt1373 the cut, marked track to Otutu Hut drops through beech forest to a saddle, before climbing onto tops of scrubby subalpine plants. The tops route is poled & clear on the ground. Swinging south, it drops back into the beech for another saddle before emerging into a second clearing at Otutu Hut.