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The Minarets

(4 routes)

3031m (west), 3040m (east) Peaks.
A very short climb from the plateau between Mt De la Beche and the Minarets.
Tom Fyfe, Malcolm Ross, Feb 1897.
R & N Rodda, Aug 1962.

  • 3040m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
3040m

3031m (west), 3040m (east) Peaks.
A very short climb from the plateau between Mt De la Beche and the Minarets.
Tom Fyfe, Malcolm Ross, Feb 1897.
R & N Rodda, Aug 1962.

NZMS260: 
H35 895 407
Topo50: 
BX16 795 791
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
2+
0
  From the Tasman Glacier there are a number of variations ascending the glacier, the most usual being a prominent spur leading up under Mt De la Beche.

Freda Du Faur, Laurence Earle, Peter Graham, B Spencer, Jan 1910.

3+
0
  Although not a difficult climb access is a problem as it is necessary to approach the ridge over Mts Coronet, Meeson, Vic and Goldsmith. The ridge crest can be followed except for one or two places where a traverse on the west is necessary.

Harry Ayres, Mick Bowie, F F Simmons, Jan 1938.

4
0
  From the Geikie Snowfield, traverse round onto one of the feeder arms of the Spencer Glacier and ascend the prominent rock face onto the West Minaret via a series of interconnecting snow ramps that start at the centre of the face. The ramps steepen towards the top and finish three to four easy rope lengths west of the summit.

Dave Bamford, Jim Strang, Mar 1979.

2+
1.02
  From north of Graham Saddle ascend the prominent snowslopes to the saddle between De la Beche and the Minarets. The rock spurs nearer De la Beche have also been used. It is also possible to traverse the steep slopes under De la Beche, above the Rudolph Glacier, arriving high on the De la Beche Ridge.

Hugh Chambers, Jack Clarke, Feb 1912 (Descended). Peter Graham, Charles Buchanan, C J Thornton, Feb 1922.

Attribution: 
ALex Palman
This place appears in: 
100 Peaks
Aoraki Mount Cook: a guide for mountaineers
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