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Distance: 181.9 km (89.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, hard - Moderate-hard terrain
Altitude: 374m to 2207m. Gain: 14812m. Loss: 16262m . Gradient: 10 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: Prolonged scrambles (4/7) - Prolonged rivers (4/5) Winter - High avalanche risk, iceaxe/crampons (7/7)


Distance: 11.8 km (7.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Moderate terrain
Altitude: 396m to 864m. Gain: 804m. Loss: 336m . Gradient: 6 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Streams (2/5)
GPX info source: Uploaded from GPS

Just back from the gravel is a marker to the start of the track up the Beans Burn. Under beech, the track rises to a fixed bridge spanning the burn, crossing to the TR. A steep climb to a saddle and a short descent reaches a grassy flat with good campsites. The track resumes at the northern end and climbs away from the burn to 800m and roughly follows this contour back to the stream. There are several major slips and side streams to cross.

Eventually, the track breaks out from the trees and the rock biv can be seen more that a km at the other side of the clearing.

Created by: Bernieq on 2015-06-22. Experienced: 2013-02-24

Distance: 2.7 km (2.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 979m to 1544m. Gain: 726m. Loss: 244m . Gradient: 21 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: Prolonged scrambles (4/7)
GPX info source: Uploaded from GPS

Initially in a small gut, the climb to Fohn Pass is fairly simple - go up. As altitude is gained, the pass comes into view - just head for it.

From the pass, climb to the right. Follow a square gut down until the lake come into view then traverse, losing altitude, to the lake. Distributed camping in sheltered tussock is readily available.

Created by: Bernieq on 2015-06-22. Experienced: 2013-02-25

Distance: 14.6 km (10.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 593m to 1547m. Gain: 1217m. Loss: 1504m . Gradient: 11 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Streams (2/5)
GPX info source: Uploaded from GPS

Cross the lake outlet and circle the knoll to follow the outlet stream down a spur turning right with the stream and descend easily to the Olivine Ledge (1 hr).
On the broad shelf, head towards the knoll at 1200m (with tarn - camp possible) taking great care as many deep channels and holes could easily break a leg of the unwary. From here the terrain becomes more rocky and Fiery Col comes into view.

Cross the TL arm of Fiery Ck and pick up the footpad that climbs to the Col. Descend into the bowl below the col and stay on the TL of the obvious gut. The route down is cairned and stays close to the gut edge.

At the valley floor, cross a stream and stay close to the slope until through Cow Saddle (as the saddle is quite boggy). Once in Hidden Falls valley, travel is (mostly) fastest on the boulders/rocks in the dry river bed (the water is underground) until around the 780m contour.

Pull out of the creek bed on the TR, to avoid forest on the TL, and descend to the treeline at 720m and cross to a track on the TL. Follow the well defined track through a clearing (good campsite) and continue on the TL until a major side stream is crossed. Now look for where the track turns away from Hidden Falls Creek and immediately begins the very steep climb to Park Pass.

Created by: Bernieq on 2015-06-22. Experienced: 2013-02-26
Last updated by: Bernieq at 2017-04-30 07:48:46. Experienced: 2013-02-27

Distance: 3.7 km (2.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Moderate terrain
Altitude: 1010m to 1575m. Gain: 565m. Loss: 565m . Gradient: 18 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: Prolonged scrambles (4/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Climb up onto Park Pass and cross a small gully. Climb up the slope to the north parallel to a small bluff and then climb westwards through a small gap in the bluff to reach the main ridge line. Climb steeply up the ridge line all the way up, staying away from a drop off on the north side. Grass soon gives way to rock and scree, with the upper part of the climb being all glacial tailings. Theres a great view of the glacier and melt lake (not shown on the map) from Point 1588.

Note: Theres a helicopter landing point southeast of Point 1588. You might have your solitude interrupted up here by heli tourists!

Created by: Yarmoss on 2015-06-11. Experienced: 2014-03-01

Distance: 5.8 km - Unmarked route, clear
Altitude: 756m to 1743m. Gain: 1044m. Loss: 638m . Gradient: 17 deg
Skills: Prolonged scrambles (4/7) Winter - Iceaxe/crampons, avalanche risk (5/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

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Created by: Icefest on 2015-07-02. Experienced: 2015-07-03

Distance: 8.7 km - Unmarked route, clear
Altitude: 697m to 1740m. Gain: 1098m. Loss: 696m . Gradient: 12 deg
Skills: Prolonged scrambles (4/7) - Occasional rivers (3/5) Winter - Iceaxe/crampons, avalanche risk (5/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Climb through steep bush, traverse the ridge then follow the creek down jut north of point 1760.

Created by: Icefest on 2015-07-02. Experienced: 2015-07-03

Distance: 9.8 km - Marked route
Altitude: 414m to 899m. Gain: 387m. Loss: 729m . Gradient: 7 deg
Skills: - Streams (2/5)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Marked track - Moirs guide

Created by: Icefest on 2015-07-02

Distance: 10.4 km (5.0 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 477m to 1155m. Gain: 576m. Loss: 855m . Gradient: 8 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) - Streams (2/5)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Head down Theatre Flat and follow markers into the bush on the true left of the Rock Burn. A short distance later cross the swing bridge over the river and follow a good quality track all the way down river through bush and flats with good camping. The track climbs up the hill past Point 844 and a sign posted track junction reached which points the way to Sugarloaf Pass. Climb and cross the muddy pass and follow markers down into the bush on the Routeburn side. The track drops steeply all the way down to a signposted junction with the Routeburn Great Walk. Follow the Routeburn to the shelter at the car park.

Created by: Yarmoss on 2015-06-11. Experienced: 2014-03-01

Distance: 4.9 km (2.5 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 754m to 1002m. Gain: 70m. Loss: 316m . Gradient: 5 deg (Gentle)
Skills: - Streams (2/5)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Head south from the rock biv and cross the outlet stream from the Park Pass Glacier melt lake (a difficult crossing on slippery rocks in rapid current). Follow the Rock Burn down stream. A marked track drops down through the bush by the upper gorge and then its down more river flats to climb through the bush beside Point 908 on another marked track. Drop down to Theatre Flat and cross to the patch of bush half way down. On the north side of the bush is a giant boulder with a permanent fire pit on its eastern side and sheltered camp spots.

Created by: Yarmoss on 2015-06-11. Experienced: 2014-03-01

Distance: 4.5 km (2.5 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 1174m to 1583m. Gain: 675m. Loss: 377m . Gradient: 14 deg (Moderate)
Skills:
GPX info source: Uploaded from GPS

Pick up the footpad west of the tarn and climb the spur to the large cairn, 1.2km from the pass. Leave the spur, descend and negotiate a small shallow depression (outlined on the map by the 1220m & 1240m contours). The route is infrequently marked with cairns but it is a steeply rising sidle across tussock and scree - dangerous in adverse conditions. Aim to approach the marked stream above the 1400m contour and continue to climb (on the TL) to 1500m. You can travel above the tarn or around to it's outlet - both routes rejoin in the lower saddle (1600m). Continue through the saddle and down to the small tarn (close to the left rock wall is easiest) and proceed to the Lake.

Created by: Bernieq on 2015-06-22. Experienced: 2013-02-28
Last updated by: Madpom at 2015-06-23 02:19:41. Experienced: 2014-02-28

Distance: 4.6 km (4.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 1468m to 1720m. Gain: 339m. Loss: 339m . Gradient: 8 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Occasional scrambles (3/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Make your way up the ridge ling near Point 1580. From here the ridge can be climbed north and by picking your way up ledges around small bluffs, Peak 1740 can be gained. The view over Lake Nerine from up here is worth the effort. The rocky ridge can be followed north to Peak 1744 without difficulty. A ridge drops east from Peak 1740 which can be followed down to a low pass west of Point 1594 (the low pass is the route north out of the Lake Nerine basin). Point 1594 has great views down the Rock Burn. The outlet of Lake Nerine is reached via rolling, smooth rock ledges around Point 1508. The outlet stream initially drops gently for a couple of hundred metres down into the Rock Burn valley and has interesting polished rock formations.

Created by: Yarmoss on 2015-06-11. Experienced: 2014-02-26

Distance: 2.5 km (1.5 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Moderate-hard terrain
Altitude: 1405m to 1587m. Gain: 254m. Loss: 141m . Gradient: 9 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

From the north shore of Lake Nerine, walk to the west side and climb to the low saddle. From here, there are two routes to North Col.

The low route descends to the 1440m ledge and contours around to the gully below North Col - then up. There are useful cairns along the route.

If visibility is questionable, use the low route. The high route takes slightly longer (and would be very challenging in poor weather).

Created by: Bernieq on 2015-06-25. Experienced: 2013-03-01
Last updated by: Bernieq at 2015-06-25 06:13:40

Distance: 9.8 km (7.0 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Moderate terrain
Altitude: 695m to 1587m. Gain: 77m. Loss: 967m . Gradient: 6 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/5)
GPX info source: Uploaded from GPS

In Feb 2013, snow and ice was easily avoided. However, even in summer, the south side of North Col can be fully covered in snow / ice. Without appropriate gear, attempting the descent in such conditions would be stupid.

In good conditions, it's a long descent on boulders, scree and snowgrass. The line is occasionally cairned and obvious. From 1200m contour, aim for the gully to the right of the flattening spur. At 1020m contour, cross to the TL of the burn and pick your way down until a slip suggests easier travel on the TR (870m elevation).

From here the going is easy through grass flats - the start of the marked track clearly marked. Continuing through grassy flats, then around a significant tarn and into the bush, the track rises a little then descends to the final flats leading to the Routeburn Flats Hut. There is no bridge crossing the Left Branch but low flow presents no problem.

Created by: Bernieq on 2015-06-11. Experienced: 2014-02-25
Last updated by: Bernieq at 2015-06-25 07:29:56. Experienced: 2013-03-01

Distance: 8.5 km (13.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Moderate-hard terrain
Altitude: 1406m to 1761m. Gain: 673m. Loss: 831m . Gradient: 10 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Prolonged scrambles (4/7) Winter - High avalanche risk, iceaxe/crampons (7/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

From North Col ascend steep slopes to the south west through bluffs to gain the main ridge line heading south from Peak 1796. The ridge is followed as best as possible, negotiating bluffs and ledges as far as Point 1555 where it is best to traverse the western side of the ridge on tussock and rock ledges high above the lake at the head of Swamp Creek. It's then up and onto broad, flat topped Peak 1550 where the next small lake can be viewed. Moirs Guide North talks about descending a scree chute straight down to the lake, but this chute is very steep and full of loose crumbly rock. It is safer to head south west and drop down into the saddle west of the lake before passing through the saddle to reach it, 4-5 hours from North Col. There is exposed camping on the eastern side of the lake (the saddle acts as a wind tunnel from the west).

From the lake climb briefly to the south then negotiate numerous boulder fields east of Peaks 1697 - 1605, keeping within the 1400-1500m contours. You can sidle straight to the saddle at Point 1410 where there is a large tarn and more camp spots (~6.5 hours from North Col). From 1410, the main ridge line is followed all the way to Peak 1807, again negotiating considerable boulder fields around Peak 1604, bluffs, tussock ramps and ledges. Peak 1807 had large snow slopes on its eastern flanks in January 2017 which required ice axes to cross safely... we didn't summit as we were in the cloud. Traversing the snow just below the summit drops you down to the saddle between Peaks 1807 and 1795 from where steep rock and then snow slopes drop down into the head of the Lake Wilson basin. Climb/glacade down to boulder fields and then down onto flat ground. A large melt water lake exists in the flat ground between the 1520 and 1540m contours with camping, other wise there is numerous flat but exposed camp spots dotted around on the terraces at about 1500m, about 11 hours from North Col.

Cross a large gully beneath Mt Erebus and climb through small bluffs to reach the boulder field at Point 1578 and skirt around it's west edge. Follow the broad rolling terrace which drops down to the tussocky flat ground at the Lake Wilson outlet. There is a dry rock bivvy that holds 3 people just southeast of Point 1578 and north of the of the "k" of "Lake Wilson" on the map, on the southeast side of the ridge facing Mt Xenicus.

Created by: Icefest on 2015-07-03
Last updated by: Yarmoss at 2017-12-14 18:17:26. Experienced: 2017-01-06

Distance: 3.8 km (3.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Moderate-hard terrain
Altitude: 1434m to 1875m. Gain: 471m. Loss: 467m . Gradient: 14 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: Prolonged scrambles (4/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

There are several routes up Mt Erebus. The following are the routes I used. An ice axe should be carried into January.

From the Lake Wilson outlet make your way up the ridge to the northeast and on up to Point 1578 which is located by a large boulder field. Make your way across the boulders and climb up rocks to the right (south) of a massive bluff. At the top of the bluff it looked possible to sidle to the left (north) above the bluff and climb up to Mt Erebus but I sidles to the right (south) and climbed up through small bluffs via a series of ledges to eventually gain the ridge line at about 1860m From here, if theres not too much snow, you should be able to head along the ridge and up the south flank of Mt Erebus. The route down (which is also a way up) goes down the ridge to Point 1821 where you climb down its eastern side and circle around to the ridge line between 1821 and Peak 1829. Descend southwestwards here, down the true right of a small stream on rock, eventually into the head of the valley north of Mt Xenicus. Regain the ridge line above Lake Wilson and return to the outlet.

Created by: Yarmoss on 2015-06-08. Experienced: 2013-01-05

Distance: 2.3 km (3.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 1227m to 1434m. Gain: 311m. Loss: 118m . Gradient: 11 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) - Streams (2/5)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Note: the top of the gut used to climb to Lake Wilson holds snow into January and an ice axe should be carried.

From just past the bluffs at Harris Saddle head northwestwards off the track as if making for the southeast corner of Conical Hill and look for a grass slope descending steeply to the shore of Lake Harris. At the bottom of the slope you should find a trapping line with a ground trail that runs around the western shore of the lake. Follow this until you reach the entrants to the valley at the head of the lake, unofficially known as The Valley of the Trolls. Theres camping here on grass beside the stream. Climb through boulders on the true right of the stream to make your way into the valley. Once through the boulders cross swampy terrain to the valley head and cross the stream beneath the waterfall. Theres a rock bivvy located about half way up the length of the valley and about 40m off the valley floor. On the true left of the waterfall a grassy gut climbs all the way up to the top of the hill. Climb all the way up to a rocky shelf. The lake outlet and camping spot is at the northern end of the shelf.

Created by: Yarmoss on 2015-06-08. Experienced: 2013-01-03

Distance: 6.9 km (3.5 DOC hours) - Benched track - Easy terrain
Altitude: 889m to 1240m. Gain: 734m. Loss: 383m . Gradient: 9 deg (Gentle)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

From Mackenzie hut follow the Great Walk up the zigzags out of the Lake Mackenzie basin and then along the Hollyford face to Harris Saddle. There's an emergency shelter here and a worthwhile side trip up Conical Hill with great views.

Created by: Yarmoss on 2015-06-08. Experienced: 2014-12-14
Last updated by: Bernieq at 2017-08-07 03:45:49. Experienced: 2009-04-10

Distance: 3.4 km (1.5 DOC hours) - Benched track - Easy terrain
Altitude: 974m to 1307m. Gain: 127m. Loss: 393m . Gradient: 9 deg (Gentle)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

There's an emergency shelter at Harris Saddle and a worthwhile side trip up Conical Hill with great views. The Routeburn Track carries on through bluffs above Lake Harris and drops down through a valley to reach Falls Hut. Climb down behind the helicopter pad here to swim under the falls!

Created by: Yarmoss on 2017-08-07. Experienced: 2009-04-10
Last updated by: Bernieq at 2017-08-07 03:49:38. Experienced: 2009-04-10

Distance: 6.6 km (3.5 DOC hours) - Surfaced walkway - Easy terrain
Altitude: 477m to 710m. Gain: 123m. Loss: 343m . Gradient: 4 deg (Gentle)
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

From the Flats Hut turnoff, carry on down the flats and through bush to reach the car park at Routeburn Shelter.

Created by: Yarmoss on 2015-06-08. Experienced: 2014-12-14
Last updated by: Madpom at 2015-06-23 23:49:11. Experienced: 2014-01-14

Distance: 2.2 km (1.0 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 696m to 965m. Gain: 36m. Loss: 304m . Gradient: 9 deg (Gentle)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

From Falls hut follow the Great Walk down the hill, where at the bottom you reach the short turn off to Flats Hut.

Created by: Madpom on 2015-06-23. Experienced: 2014-12-24
Last updated by: Madpom at 2015-06-26 23:18:46. Experienced: 2014-12-24

Distance: 3.8 km (2.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 393m to 399m. Gain: 11m. Loss: 14m . Gradient: 0 deg (Flat)
Skills: - Prolonged rivers (4/5)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Cross the Rock Burn below the hut and continue along he edge of the Dart River as far as possible (very dependant on flow level).

Scramble up onto the forested bank and pick up a footpad and head upstream, staying close to the river. Drop back to the river when possible and look for a marked entry to a track that cuts through the bush to the Beans Burn confluence with the Dart River. Cross the Beans Burn where shallowest.

Travel time is highly dependant on flow level in the Dart River.

Created by: Bernieq on 2015-06-22. Experienced: 2013-02-24

Distance: 7.1 km (2.0 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 374m to 528m. Gain: 266m. Loss: 230m . Gradient: 4 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Streams (2/5)
GPX info source: Uploaded from GPS

A well defined track through the beech to the lake and along the eastern flank - boggy in dry weather, very wet after rain.

From the northern tip of the lake, the track climbs steadily paralleling the creek until attaining the saddle above the Rockburn / Dart confluence. A short descent leads to the hut ruin (now a campsite).

Created by: Bernieq on 2015-06-22. Experienced: 2013-02-23

Distance: 8.2 km - Unmarked route, hard
Altitude: 543m to 2207m. Gain: 101m. Loss: 1664m . Gradient: 12 deg
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Consider a pack-hauling rope for the descent from Little Devil Saddle

Created by: Icefest on 2015-07-03. Experienced: 2015-07-03

Distance: 12.7 km (8.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Moderate terrain
Altitude: 1121m to 1953m. Gain: 1294m. Loss: 1637m . Gradient: 13 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: Prolonged scrambles (4/7) - Streams (2/5)
GPX info source: Uploaded from GPS

Note: The sidle from the large basin at the head of Pine Creek to the ridge line overlooking Lochnagar is extremely steep and exposed and almost entirely on snow grass. You have to go through two sets of bluffs. A slip would be serious. Only attempt this crossing in perfect conditions and carry an ice-axe or other means of arresting a fall.

From Rees Saddle climb to the southeast past a couple of small tarns (good camping) and make your way to where you can observe the stream shown on the map. Moirs talks about climbing up high, but the area above the stream is covered in fearsome looking bluffs. Instead, you can drop down to the northeast down a very steep snow grass bank between a smaller line of bluffs. The bank drops you down to Snowy Creek and in dry conditions is relatively straight forward. Follow the true left side of Snowy Creek up valley to the the base of the spur under the 570 grid line on the topomap.

Climb the spur up moderate sloping snow grass almost to the top. The top of the spur bluffs out but simply sidle to the right beneath the bluffs until around them and then climb straight up on steep scree. The slope soon eases off and it's a further gentle climb on up the broad ridge around Point 1950. Peaks 2182 and 2223 both beckon as appealing side trips if you have time. Overlook the large rocky basin at the head of Pine Creek. By early February the snow shown on the map is almost all gone so it is an easy descent. Follow the infant Pine Creek around the basin and as it begins to exit the basin through a gorge leave the stream and climb gently to the southeast up the only easy slope north of Peak 2000. Take the flatish ground out of the basin and follow the terrain as it begins to drop down the hill. A small bluff to the south needs to be climbed through to reach the snow grass slopes of the sidle beyond, a narrow rocky ledge is the easiest route through.

Sidle the very steep snow grass slopes around the top of Pine Cree, keeping high as you negotiate small gullies and the odd scree slope. Pay attention to the line of bluffs dropping down from Peak 1896, there is only 2 obvious breaks in the bluffs, themselves separated by a small bluff. Take the uphill one. It looks almost impossible until you are right upon it where a narrow snow grass ledge leads you into the bluff and straight through. The ledge leads to easier terrain on to the saddle between Peaks 1896 and 1865 where Lochnagar can be viewed.

Descend snow grass towards Lochnagar. Scree slopes lead to a dry stream bed which provides good travel down for several hundred meters (the stream bed later becomes the stream shown on the map at CA11 525 536 which drops to the lake although in Feb 2016 it was dry the whole way down). Angle more and more leftwards (east) as you descend. The ridge line shown on the map dropping south from Peak 1865 is very rocky and bluffy higher up, keep to its edge on the grass. As you start to encounter the scrub band sidle southeastwards onto the ridge where a good animal track (Feb 2016) drops down it to the lake. Follow the animal track all the way down to the lake outlet. Cross on boulders here and then climb the slope to Lochnagar hut.

There is fantastic camping at small exposed beaches at the southern tip of the lake, 20 minutes from the hut, at about CA10 519 521. Cross rocky/scrubby/grassy terrain above the lake and drop down to the very small northern most beach. From here, simply rock hop around the corner on the lake shore to reach the 2nd beach or around a further corner to reach the 3rd. Both the 2nd and 3rd beaches have flat grassy areas to pitch tents on.

Created by: Icefest on 2015-07-03. Experienced: 2015-07-03
Last updated by: Madpom at 2018-01-17 01:53:26. Experienced: 2018-01-12

Distance: 7.5 km - Unmarked route, hard
Altitude: 1091m to 2109m. Gain: 1620m. Loss: 602m . Gradient: 18 deg
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

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Created by: Icefest on 2015-07-03. Experienced: 2015-07-03

Distance: 4.2 km (3.5 DOC hours) - Unmaintained track - Moderate terrain
Altitude: 635m to 1124m. Gain: 60m. Loss: 517m . Gradient: 8 deg (Gentle)
Skills: - Streams (2/5)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

From Lochnagar hut a lightly marked track consisting of metal poles and the odd botanical sign heads across the crumpled terrain of the Lochnagar landslide. The track is indistinct and overgrown but reasonable travel is made until you approach the north face of a large boulder labeled with a faded paint sign "Goatel". On its eastern side a small hole between the boulder and another rock leads down to the biv under the boulder.

Push through scrub and then follow a trail down valley that passes by a "view of the Lochnagar subterranean outlet" to quote the sign there, and clear the scrub to cross farm land lower down. A 4WD track is visible on the true left of Lake Creek. Follow the hill down to where the trail hits Lake Creek. Theres a type of cableway here to pull yourself across the creek other wise its an easy ford. Follow the 4WD track down Lake Creek to reach the farm land of the Shotover River valley.

Created by: Icefest on 2015-07-03. Experienced: 2015-07-03
Last updated by: Madpom at 2018-01-20 19:23:32. Experienced: 2018-01-12

Distance: 8.7 km - Unmarked route, hard
Altitude: 1150m to 1815m. Gain: 1020m. Loss: 1040m . Gradient: 14 deg
Skills: Occasional scrambles (3/7) - Streams (2/5) Winter - High avalanche risk, iceaxe/crampons (7/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

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Created by: Icefest on 2015-07-02

Distance: 2.0 km (1.5 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 861m to 985m. Gain: 133m. Loss: 12m . Gradient: 4 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/5)
GPX info source: Uploaded from GPS

200m upstream of the rock biv, cross to the TL and head towards the obvious saddle, picking up a useful footpad. From the saddle, follow a rocky gut almost to the river and pick up a dry (in normal flow) anabranch and follow to just short of the climb point. Pull out of the shallow rocky bed and cross to the TR and the climb point.

Created by: Bernieq on 2015-06-22. Experienced: 2013-02-24

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