Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
The Rabbit Pass alpine traverse is widely regarded as New Zealand's hardest guided trek.
Following the main divide of the South Island this route is surrounded unspoilt forests, alpine meadows, huge waterfalls, alpine lakes and views of the highest peaks, including Mount Aspiring.