Place info

Mt Forbes

(4 routes)

Mt Forbes was first climbed by Hugh Wright and Jim Murphy in February 1912 during their return to
Mt Cook after the first ascent of Mt Arrowsmith.

  • 2583m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2583m

Mt Forbes was first climbed by Hugh Wright and Jim Murphy in February 1912 during their return to
Mt Cook after the first ascent of Mt Arrowsmith.

NZMS260: 
I35 149 430
Topo50: 
BX17 050 813
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
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Edgar Williams, Jan 1932

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  From the upper Macaulay River, reach the head of McKinnon Stream from the ridge north of Pt 2437 metres. Descend to the glacier and follow it to the summit.

Ian Powell, Arthur Thompson, Frank Simpson, L Pracy, T Cameron, January 1940

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  From Twilight Col (see below) climb the rock ridge directly to the summit or, for an easier climb, sidle south across the upper Butcher Glacier and then up the west face.
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  From Murphy Stream access Murphy Glacier on the true right. Climb the steepening glacier to the summit or move on to the South East Ridge.

Stan Conway, Bernie McClelland, Jack Pattle, Arthur Dixon, Dave Parr, April 1950

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