MANNERING GLACIER Ski Touring.

Type: 
Ski
Pitch: 
# Alpine
(Commitment)
Alpine
(Technical)
Alpine
(Mt Cook)
Ewbank Aid Water Ice Mixed Boulder
(Hueco)
Length Bolts Trad
1000000m0N
  From Murchison Hut ski back onto the glacier and around in a broad arc up to Starvation Saddle in 90 minutes or so. From there you look down another classic run, the Mannering Glacier, an 800 metre ski descent. If based at Kelman or Tasman Saddle you must descend the Murchison headwall and then take a climbing traverse to either Starvation saddle or the saddle west of point 2283. Both saddles are possible, the western one is quicker but more hazardous regarding slabs than the eastern one. If you strike it right the south-facing slopes of the Mannering will give powder skiing at the top and excellent spring skiing at lower levels. From the bottom of the Mannering, it’s a long haul back up the huge expanse of the Murchison Glacier back to your base hut. A round trip of about 4-5 hours from Murchison Hut, or 5-7 hours from Kelman.
Quality: 
0
Grade: 
Length: 
0
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
No
Attribution: 
James Broadbent.
Gone: 
No
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