Climb diagonally up the gentle western slope of the Neumann Range from a point directly behind the Richardson Bivouac site, to the lower part of the range nearly two km south of Prudence Peak. Descent to the Dobson Valley is difficult. The col is named for a fatal accident on the Dobson side in 1947. When descending this route (to the Dobson Valley) make sure you are far enough to the south of Prudence Peak, and then make for the prominent outlier [H37, GR 657 049]. Once off the upper snow slopes move diagonally south keeping above the bluffs. The gorge of the stream will prevent overshooting the cairns before the get-down route starts [H37, GR 661 039]. The col should be crossed early in the day before snow conditions deteriorate on the Dobson Face.
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Scott Gilkison, Harry Stevenson, New Zealand Alpine Journal, 1956