Jamieson Saddle, from the Birch Hill / Mt Cook Village side. This is an alpine route from Mt Cook Village into the upper Dobson. The route is mostly free of snow and ice in mid-late summer. It's a long, hard (1500m vertical) ascent, but technically not too challenging, being on mostly stable scree and grass. Readon Hut provides accomodation on the Dobson side.
poodlemark As part of our Southern Alps Traverse got a lift from the village with Nobu and camped on the grassy spur at the bottom of the v in the middle of the picture. Fantastic views from the top!
15 November 2011