Place info

Fettes Pk

(4 routes)

TBA

  • 2451m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2451m

TBA

NZMS260: 
H36 580 127
Topo50: 
BY15 480 511
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
2+
0
 

From the Whitcombe Glacier gain the ridge and traverse over loose rock to the summit.

"Olly and I made a 16-hour return trip from a bivvy at the junction of the Spence and the Landsborough. I think ours was the 5th ascent of the peak, although I don't know how I figured that. Our ascent is noted in the CMC Journal, no. 39 New Climbs, although it's incorrectly listed as the E Ridge (the Townsend-Fettes ridge defines it). It was interesting on top because we found a bottle with, as I recall, the first ascentionist's names from 1933, and then we descended their route."

Stu Allan

Stu Allan, Olly McCahon, February 1971

2+
0
 

This West Coast climb was accessed from the Karangarua and the Troyte River. Up the blunt ridge a bit, from there traverse right to connect with a narrow glacial lead up through some steep bluffs. Could be bare slabs late season.

Aat Vervoorn, January 2001

2+
0
 

Follow the Whitcombe Creek to reach the Fettes Glacier. Ascend the glacier to gain the ridge above the Spur Glacier and traverse the ridge to the summit. Christopher Johnson, a member of the first ascent party, an old boy of Fettes College, Edinburgh, placed his school hat-band in the summit cairn.

Archie Scott, Christopher Johnson, Scott Russell, January 1935

2+
0
 

From a camp on Mueller Pass, and the upper Zora Creek, gain height via the gully onto the Zircon Glacier and ascend the upper snowfields to the summit.

Marie Byles, Marjorie Edgar-Jones, Harry Ayres, Frank Alack, January 1935, just two days after the first ascent of the mountain by Scott, Johnson and Russell

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