Altitude: 1355m to 1514m. Gain: 259m. Loss: 158m . Gradient: 15 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
From Kime Hut, the poled route circles round the head of the basin and climbs the ridge to Field Peak. As short descent follows to a saddle, then a steady climb up Mt Hector on gravel and tussock. This section of track is less obvious on the ground than most of the southern crossing, and care should be taken with your route finding in poor visibility.