Pass Creek

Coordinates: -44.793630, 168.127620

This track was cut by students during the summer of 1914-15 from Lake Howden on the Routeburn Track down to the Hollyford River, linking Lake Wakatipu with the Hollyford and eventually Milford Sound via the Grave-Talbot Pass. It preceded, and parts of it became, the Milford Road.

Student track builders named this section of their track 'Lippe's Mistake' after their humoCoordinatesess supervisor. There are 36 switchbacks and it includes one section they called 'Concentrated Hades'.

This is a very difficult and seldom used track, suitable for experienced tramping parties only.

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