MOST RECENT ASCENTS|
|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|
|30/06/2019||Mt Alexander||Low peak from Camp Creek||Ben||Just me||Icy snow from around 1500m. Left the car park at 11am and made it to the low peak in 1 hour 50 min running. Crazy how much more ground you can cover without a pack!|
|18/06/2019||Mt Rolleston||Crow Face||PVT||Keeley Rhynd||Solid conditions centre left of Face. Ice flow and leads on the right haven’t touched down yet. Descent down Rome ridge which is firm on the crest with pockets of shallow wind blown under a thin crust on the northern side.|
|05/05/2019||Mt O'Malley||Via 1844 on Mt Aicken Track||PVT||Jon Colbert||Minimal snow cover, and only in southerly aspects.|