That sounds ominous! What a way to put the shits up the tourists :) Well it worked on me! But it turned out to be a bit steep, but so easy compared with Mt Rintoul on the last section! Just up a bit, and down a fair bit more. ( I don’t envy people coming up the other way! ) But amazing views! We must have walked and re-walked the first few kms several times, taking video then walking back to re-take the shot for blog photos ;) All worth it though.
Ha ha, this seems so ridiculous in retrospect after crossing Waiau Pass. Travers Saddle seems sooo easy in comparison! Maybe in means be prepared for bad changeable weather, we were lucky enough to have clear skies this morning, looks like it’s going to be scorchio.