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The Butler Range has also been approached from the Perth. An old cullers track up a scrubby spur east of Nolans Hut is now unfollowable. A route preferred by hunters these days uses Pauline Creek to access the upper basins of Hughes Creek. Hughes Creek itself can also be used directly. The creek can be followed right up, with a sidle around a gorge necessary between the 600- and 700-metre contours, and a rougher bouldery section below the big fork at the 760-metre contour. Alternatively, the first marked creek on the true right below the big fork offers relatively open travel through the scrub zone, leading up to Pt 1450 metres from the north-west and has also been used to access the upper basins of Hughes Creek. In the true right basin, about 300 metres up from forks at 980 metres, a reasonable bivvy rock is reported. To continue to the Butler Range, go up the gully opposite the bivvy rock until the col east of Mt Whataroa is reached, then scramble up the ridge to 2014 metres. Mt Whataroa can also be approached this way.
I W Jeffery, M H Leete, H Beckett, December 1954
Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club
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