Place info

Trireme Peak

(5 routes)

Trireme has three peaks and was named for its resemblance to the Greek style of warship. The western
peak was the first to be climbed, from the Agnes Glacier, and a traverse of all three peaks involves some
time-consuming ridge climbing.

  • 2403m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2403m

Trireme has three peaks and was named for its resemblance to the Greek style of warship. The western
peak was the first to be climbed, from the Agnes Glacier, and a traverse of all three peaks involves some
time-consuming ridge climbing.

NZMS260: 
I35 248 574
Topo50: 
BW17 148 958
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
0
  Traverse the summit ridge from the Middle Peak.

Richard Studholme, Tom Morton, Peter Bain (during a traverse of all three peaks),

2
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  From the Havelock riverbed, reach Orb Col east of Veil Peak and follow the western slopes of Helmet Peak. Finally, follow the north-west side of the South West Ridge on generally good rock to the southern summit of Trireme. Richard Studholme, Tom Morton, Peter Bain (during a traverse of all three peaks), December 1966 Alternatively, head up Veil Stream and follow the Clover Glacier to the prominent col between the middle peak and Helmet Peak. An easier route may be to climb direct to Orb Col from the junction of Veil Stream and the Havelock River. From the col, sidle Helmet Peak on the north and, depending on the conditions, choose a route from the small glacier west of Trireme or follow the South West Ridge.

Barry Smith, Jim Wilson, John Harrison, David Stone, Tom Bates, Maurice Sheehan, March 1959

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  Traverse the summit ridge from the Middle Peak.

Richard Studholme, Tom Morton, Peter Bain (during a traverse of all three peaks),

NB
2
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  From the upper Agnes Glacier, cross south onto snowfields at the head of Emily Creek. Head due south up reasonably straightforward rock towards the summit.

George Kendall, John Nankervis, Roger Foley, Ross Gooder, John Wild, August 1969

AG
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Neville Barker, Duncan Hall, December 1935

Attribution: 
Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club
This place appears in: 
The Canterbury Westland Alps: a climbing and transalpine guide
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