Route from Alpha Hut to Eastern Hutt Hut

Hi there - Im off on my midwinter trip soon and am changing plans to spend as little time on the tops as possible - there is snow forecast down to 1400 m soon - but the freezing level will stay at about 1900m Anyway i was planning on getting to Elder Hut from the Kakakapanui side, then to Alpha (top) and then potentially down the ridge that starts at approx E 1790398 and N 5459496 and ends at he junction of the Quion Stream and Eastern Hutt river. This site seems to describe that ridge and it appears straightforward: https://trippytramping.blogspot.com/2015/04/alpha-via-eastern-hutt.html Anyone done this? It will save me time to go this way if possible - rather than down Quion proper and then backtracking to eastern Hutt hut. Im also aware Im not meant to stay at this hut - just want to bag it...... Cheers!
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Camped on top of mid King around this time of the year a few years ago. She was as cold as a brass monkeys. Tarn was frozen over. Its a beaut spot at that time of year. But it was a gale force white out the next day. The biv was a great place to dry out and refresh before the push back out to holdsworth. Don't know what I used to think back then. I used to enjoy that kind of masochism.
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Forum Tracks, routes, and huts
Started by si-dog
On 16 June 2018
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