Type: 
Pass
Altitude: 
1757m

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Access: 

From Brunswick Creek travel up to the pass is mostly on gravel. On the Gibson Stream side, head
down from the pass on steep snow-grass into the basin at the head of the valley. South-west of Pt 1290
metres Gibson Stream is gorged, with a waterfall at one point so either climb out immediately on the
true left up to a shingle bench at the 1440-metre contour (and then follow the spur beyond that down
to the col immediately north of Pt 1290 metres), or descend Gibson Stream a short distance before
climbing up to the same col.
From the col north of Pt 1290 metres sidle across to the true left of the first creek marked on map
sheets J34 and BV19 east of Pt 1290 metres and descend to Gibson Stream itself before the second
marked creek. In spring –sometimes into summer – avalanche debris may fill the gorge, allowing an
easy alternative route down on snow, but remember that there is a waterfall under the snow somewhere.
Merle Sweney, D Cambridge (crossed west to east), March 1933
Times : Mungo-Brunswick confluence to Mungo Pass, about 3 ½ hrs ; Mungo Pass to Gibson-
Unknown confluence, about 4 hrs

NZMS260: 
J34 650 921
Topo50: 
BV19 550 305
Attribution: 
Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club
This place appears in: 
The Canterbury Westland Alps: a climbing and transalpine guide

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