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The upper level traverse is more interesting and challenging. This involves traversing around the toe of the ridge that runs north off Mt Darby (grid ref 695125) at 2000 metres altitude. Take care here, there is possibility of rock and icefall from above, there are bluffs below you and depending on conditions skis may need to be removed for a short section of rock scrambling. Then skin up the broad Sladden Glacier to Sladden Saddle at 2344 metres – 2 to 2 ½ hours from the hut.
HIGH LEVEL SEALY RANGE TRAVERSE Ski Touring.