MOST RECENT ASCENTS|
|12/01/2021||Carrington Peak||Main Divide Route||PVT||Dave Hegan||Did a variation of the main divide route by heading up to the ridge line by climbing up through the buttress between and below the 2005 and 1994 points on the ridge. Snow was as to be expected for this time of the year, Clear skies for all of the day apart from cloud from the west surrounding the summit just after I reached it and then clearing an hour or so later|
|15/12/2020||Mt Franklin||West Ridge||PVT||Dave Hegan||Murky low cloud around Goat Pass/Upper deception cleared just as I got reached Good Luck creek at midday, the remainder of the climb was done in perfect conditions and under a clear blue sky.|
West ridge was a fun route. The first 2/3 of the ridge was straight forward but as the ridge neared the last part it narrowed and became more interesting: some exposed sections and 3 notable gendarmes which I bypassed using ramps and gullies on the south side of the ridge.
Came down via the South Ridge and spent the night in Good Luck Creek's hanging valley. Great trip.
|06/12/2020||Avalanche Peak to Bealey traverse||From Avalanche Peak||PVT||Rob Frost, Bia Boucinhas, Josie, Julie, Mark, Emilia||straight forward overnight tramp avoiding the ridge. Snow patches totally avoidable. Graupel and snow from storm melted first thing in the morning. Some of the Avalanche Peak track is now pretty close to wash out, with some signs of a new track being stomped.|
|16/08/2020||Mt Rolleston||Crow Face - Central left||PVT||Piotr Novak, Lee Burbury, George Gerard||little ice. firm snow. Thin but excellent climbing|
|17/07/2020||Low Peak||Descent via Otira Slide||PVT||Glen Case, Sam Leary, Peter Kirkwood, Tom Hawkins||Soft snow up to second buttress. Firm conditions beyond with pockets of deep stuff on S-E aspects. Traverse beyond gap firm and climb to ridge good firm conditions. Variable on ridge (mixed isothermic slush and hard icy sections). Slide softening up by midday. Not a lot of snow about at head of Otira-Goldney|
|23/05/2020||South ridge slabs||Left hand slab||Mason/Liam||2 people Mason Gardener & Liam Pyott||Left hand slab didnt appear to have a route on it from guide book. However once on slab, there were multiple old pitons following a quite obvious line. 3 pitches similar in grade to CFS (14/15), rappeled route using a spike on summit and then a slot half way down route. 2 raps. Nice day out.|
|06/03/2020||Mt Mc Rae||From Worsley Pass to Pt 1725m, then along ridge and across basin to NE ridge then up that to summit.||PVT||Daryll Thomson , Barbara Thomson||Summer conditions, no snow.|
|11/02/2020||Mt Crossley||From Ant Stream to saddle between peak & pt 1872m then up east rib to summit||PVT||Daryll Thomson, Murray Cullen||Very straight forward obvious route. No snow|
|10/02/2020||Mt Turnbull||From Ant Stream, up stream then tussock/rock ribs east of peak to summit||PVT||Daryll Thomson, Murray Cullen||Straight forward but care required on steeper middle sections. Loose in places. No snow.|
|03/01/2020||Mt Rolleston||Otira slide||PVT||Dean||Good firm icy snow all the way, softening slightly in the arvo, this made it easier to descend .|
|24/12/2019||Mt Philistine||Standard from foot bridge||PVT||Troy and Katie||Snow on face near summit but ridges are clear.|
|11/12/2019||Mt Philistine||Standard route from the Otira valley foot bridge||PVT||Daryll Thomson, David Kennedy, Susan Parkes||Normal spring conditions with snow softening during the day|
|07/10/2019||Mt Rolleston||Rome Ridge||PVT||Eiffel||Mostly solid firm snow.
Sizes of cornices have been reduced.
Very cloudy and super windy weather today.
Otira Slide descent was shrouded in clouds.
Otira Valley is filled with tons of avo debris from the weekend.
|03/10/2019||Mt Rolleston||Chockstone Route||Eiffel Tan||Eiffel Tan||Up to 5 cm deep snow on top of firm snow on the Bealey Face. Hard firm snow when topping out on goldney ridge directly above the chockstone Some hollowed out cornices on Goldney Ridge. Pretty safe traverse otherwise. Otira Slide having up to 15 cm of powder snow.
Class .5 avos happening mid day on the otira face. Some head sized rollerballs with a short run out as well
|28/07/2019||Mt Temple||Carter Gough Gully||PVT||J Morris, T de Wilde||Good firm snow to 1700m with variable snice and unconsolidated rubbish above. Large pinwheels in Downhill Basin with prior warm event|