Place info

Mt Dechen

(4 routes)

TBA

  • 2643m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2643m

TBA

NZMS260: 
G37 490 072
Topo50: 
BY14 390 456
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
2+
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From the Landsborough, follow Dechen Creek through the bush to reach the slopes and the icecap. The route leads to the ill-defined south ridge and on to the summit.

Norman Hardie, Jim McFarlane, January 1947

2-
0
 

The extensive McCardell Glacier provides easy travel from the south side of the mountain to the summit.

Marjorie Edgar-Jones, Gladys Acton-Adams, Frank Alack, Tom Christie, March 1935

2-
0
 

The head of the Otoko Valley provides access to the western slopes of Dechen via the McCardell Glacier. The first ascent commenced from near the former Lake Otoko. The lake has subsequently been filled by landslide. Mt Dechen has also been climbed by the north west slopes beginning from the upper reaches of the Edison River.

Dick Tornquist, Vic McGregor, Alex Parton, John Luxton, Tim Barfoot, George Hunter, January 1961

2
0
 

Access to Mt Dechen can also be gained from the Mahitahi Valley. Routes to the summit can be found by following the Edison River to either, the snowslopes overlooking the upper Edison, or to the saddle with the McCardell Glacier. Follow the snowslopes to the summit.

First ascent unknown

This place appears in: 
100 Peaks
Barron Saddle – Mt Brewster: a guide for climbers
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