Altitude: 1357m to 1509m. Gain: 212m. Loss: 199m . Gradient: 6 deg (Gentle)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Iceaxe/crampons (4/7)
From Ada flat the Alpine Route heads north across tussock tops, dropping to a bushy saddle before climbing to the open pt1538, topped by a crown of rock. Here a major spur joins from the NE (a rough route down to Roebuck Hut), and the Alpine Route swings WNW towards Slaty Peak. The route continues poled along an obvious ridgeline until just prior to Slaty PEak, where it cuts across the steep eastern tussock face (far higher than shown on the map) before descending to Slaty Hut.
The track is poled, and well used.