Unknown Col

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Type: 
Pass
Altitude: 
1815m
Access: 

From the lake below the Omatane Glacier, climb a narrow scree gut followed by steep, rotten rock to
the col. The descent into Unknown Stream involves following the Stewart Glacier and then downclimbing
a tricky, steep waterfall on the true right. This waterfall has turned many parties back and
a rope may be required for two short abseils. There are two further waterfalls, which present lesser
difficulties, and the next 2 km of stream are straightforward but prone to rock fall. The final 5 km to
Unknown Hut present no problems. Descent from Unknown Col is a straightforward walk when
snow and avalanche debris cover the waterfalls and upper reaches of Unknown Stream.

Lat/Lon: 
-43.079860000000, 171.198406000000