Welcome to SP!  -
West Ridge Grand Traverse
Route

West Ridge Grand Traverse

 

Page Type: Route

Location: Canterbury, New Zealand, Australia/Oceana

Lat/Lon: 43.6°S / 170.14999°E

Object Title: West Ridge Grand Traverse

Route Type: Climb

Time Required: Expedition

Difficulty: NewZealand Grade III

Route Quality: 
 - 0 Votes
 

 

Page By: NZDonald

Created/Edited: Sep 16, 2005 / Sep 16, 2005

Object ID: 166770

Hits: 4098 

Page Score: 0%  - 0 Votes 

Vote: Log in to vote

 

Approach


Start at Mount Cook Village. Go to Hooker Glacier and then the Gardiner Hut. Then climb to the Empress Hut.

Route Description


The climb is brilliant. From Empress Hut climb the northwest butress or the couloir. Climb to Low Peak. Now follow the grand traverse to High Peak. It is a difficult climb and many have died on the traverse. From High Peak you can climb down the normal route on the Tasman Glacier. The weather is very bad on Aoraki Cook so you must take at least a week supply. Ten day supply is better.

Essential Gear


This is a roped climb so take all the expedition ice gear.

Miscellaneous Info


If you have information about this route that doesn't pertain to any of the other sections, please add it here.