Arthur's Pass Region Ascents Logbook

Ascents in Arthur's Pass National Park have not been well documented over the years, and the Park Headquarters has never maintained an ascents log. So there is at least some form of ascents record kept for the park I provide this electronic log here. You are quite welcome to enter any historical ascents you have made in the park as well as recent ascents.

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Date Mountain Route Party
04/05/2024Brown HillS E. Ridge, sidling under .1709PVTJon CNegligible snow, plenty of birds and chamois.
09/03/2024Mt Foweraker
Northwest RidgePVTJon CNil snow, but plenty of 1080 bait.
Lots of chamois, lots of bird life.
Happy days
03/03/2024Mt IzardWaterfall CreekPVTJoe Nawalaniec Floyd the Spoodle Casey the Malte%$*#Up Waterfall Crk, down through the 4 Tarns.
Only one tarn operating
Stiff SWerly!
11/02/2024Mt WakemanNorth East RidgePVTDave HeganAn exciting and at times challenging climb. Started route on the face to the climbers left of "Hug a ginga". Crux of climb was very exposed and narrow section of rotten ridge below point 2189.
06/02/2024Mt Rolleston
Otira Face - Central directPVTDave HeganA bit windy but other than that perfect conditions. Access to High peak from Glacier now cut off by Bergshrund. On way down I dropped below middle peak to have a look at the Middle direct route
31/01/2024Mt Rolleston
Otira Face - Central directPVTJoe NawalaniecA bit treacherous getting onto the face now without the gully filled in, and even worse getting off onto the Crow neve. Sunny wx, 3 chamois seen.
25/01/2024Mt MurchisonVia SW ridgePVTJoe NawalaniecChossy, plenty of stonefall, a godzilla schrund, badly cut glaciers, airy ledges out on that Denas face. -something for everyone!
Rebuilt the old summit cairn, which had fallen off.
Perfect wx window
19/01/2024Mt OatesNorth ridgePVTJoe Nawalanieca bit airy and loose in places
16/01/2024Mt RosamondNorth East RidgePVTDave HeganQuite a nice ridge.Halfway up the ridge is very narrow and there is a deep notch in the ridge that must be jumped across.Further up are a couple of Gendarmes. Easy access to the summit from point 2059m
30/12/2023Mt Guinevere
From the Crow HutPVTJoe NawalaniecWx crappy, chased down by rain
08/12/2023Mt Williams
Gunbarrel ScreePVTDave HeganPerfect conditions. Descended back down SW ridge and over The Spike.
08/12/2023The Pyramid
Southeast RibPVTTom Hawkins Josh KimExcellent track up the spur, very easy to follow. Ridge travel straightforward aside from a loose sidle around pt. 1565 that required some concentration. Lovely scree descent down to Sudden Valley
26/11/2023Mt SpeightFull North-South ridge traversePVTDave HeganWhile the north ridge is straight forward, the south ridge has a different character: much looser, undulating and at times exposed.
19/11/2023Mt Rolleston
Bealey Face - Chockstone routePVTDave HeganNice morning conditions in the Chockstone which was still loaded with plenty of snow. Ascended Low peak then went over the top of Middle to summit High Peak. Mixed climbing.
30/10/2023Mt Valiant
Ascent East/ Descent South ridgesPVTDave HeganPerfect conditions, snow was good for getting up onto the east ridge which I then followed to the summit.

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