Starting from the hut, a clear path gently climbs up the wide river valley for the first kilometre. Once you have rounded the bend in the valley and can see the top of the pass. The path gets a little steeper as the path climbs up past a small waterfall and then up a small ridge. At this point you will pass Spare Rib cave on your left.
The path then enters a scree field before contouring into the final narrow gully of Bannerman Pass. The path disappears near the top but it’s obvious where you have to go so just make your own route up the narrow gully to the top of the pass at 3093m.