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Cirque Creek


Cirque Creek lies on the true left of the Hollyford between Mts Crosscut and Christina and offers access to a number of long alpine routes.


In summer park opposite the Creek on the Milford Road or walk down the road from Homer Hut; 20 min. Ford the Hollyford then scramble up the dry creek bed to the scree slopes at the head of the valley.
In winter access is frighteningly simple. Walk down the road to Bakehouse Creek and cross the river. The crossing can be unpleasant in the dark; stripped to the waist and watch for slippery boulders. Good luck. Once on the other side, travel is straightforward (if your legs aren’t too numb)on the true right of the valley. Travel times vary, depending on how much snow is around but allow more than what you’d think, two and a half hours to the lower cirque or at least four hours if heading into the upper cirque.

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Craig Jefferies