Deep in the heart of Fiordland lies the Gertrude Saddle. It’s a track that provides stunning views but it is also a track that must be respected as the consequences of mistakes can be severe. This route can be mistaken for a simple day walk, but this definitely is not the case. It’s a very demanding climb and should only be attempted by those with a high level of backcountry alpine experience and fitness. This video takes you through the entire track and shows you how to prepare for a successful trip so that you make it home safely.