An alternative to Travers Saddle. From Cupola Basin Hut sidle under the eastern slopes of Mt Cupola into a large basin. The pass is the low point at the head of the basin. It is also possible to traverse scree slopes on the west, under Mt Travers, to Travers Saddle.
From Sabine Valley
From the swingbridge across the East Sabine gorge either climb a forested spur to a shoulder above the bushline, or follow the Travers Saddle track up to the bushline and sidle to the top of the same shoulder. Continue sidling from the shoulder to a large scree. Skirt above or cross the scree to a steep gut that leads to the pass. From the slopes below the pass it is possible to reach the steep western gullies and spurs of Mt Cupola, but it is not known whether these have been climbed.