Tracks

Sugarloaf Pass

Rockburn - Lake Nerine - North Routeburn
Rockburn - Lake Nerine - North Routeburn
Track 3 – 5 days. Medium. Loop track.
A slightly shorter option to the 5 passes trip but of similar if not more difficulty. Can be done in 3 days but I would recommend longer to allow for possible bad weather or just to make it a bit m...

Track grades

Easy
Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Easy-medium
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Medium
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Medium-hard
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Hard
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.