Place info

Mt Isobel

(4 routes)

Between White and Taipo catchments.

  • 2036m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2036m

Between White and Taipo catchments.

NZMS260: 
K33 796 049
Topo50: 
BV20 696 433
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
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Climb directly from Harman Pass by ascending to the stepped ridge of the Main Divide via the screes and snow slopes leading from the pass. Easy climbing prevails to the Low Peak (2013m), followed by a steep, razor sharp descent to the saddle between the peaks. Once on Mt Isobel’s high peak it may be prudent to continue south, descending on snow slopes to Whitehorn Pass.

2
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Mt Isobel is a short climb from Whitehorn Pass. A small gendarme on the back of the South Ridge can cause some concern in loose snow conditions.

2
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The Kilmarnock Glacier terminal is reached by sidling around from the North East Spur of Mt Davie. From the head of the Kilmarnock glacial field, climb to the col between the two summits.

R G Harris and R W Glendinning, April 1931

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A direct route over the Low Peak may be taken from the White Valley. Follow the small slide near the mouth of the Taipoiti River to the slopes above the White Valley. From there climb to the basin below the Low Peak

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Arthur’s Pass: a guide for mountaineers
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