- Alpine (Mt Cook) 1+
A classic and popular winter route usually climbed from Tahurangi Lodge. Ascend a short steep slope directly above Tahurangi Lodge to a lone snow pole and continue climbing over undulating terrain to the base of Surrey Road ramp at 2200m. Ascend the steepening ramp to the crater. Descend directly into the crater. Descent: Back down Surrey Road or the easier North Ridge route.