The boys, Gillespie Pass, Jan 2001

Wilkins - Young (Gillespie Pass) Circuit
Wilkins - Young (Gillespie Pass) Circuit
Track 3 – 4 days. Medium. One way.
Crossing the Makarora river on foot to the Young valley. Ascending to Young Hut in the first day. 2nd Day - Climbing over Gillespie Pass and camping at the junction of Gillespie Stream and Siberia...

Track grades

Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
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.
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.