The triangular south east face of Ward contains several obvious ice routes in winter. From the head of the North Elcho Stream reach the face by ascending a steep couloir and crossing the snowslope of the Elcho Glacier to reach the major ice gully. Follow the moderate angled ice and snow for16 pitches to reach the ridge 200m east of the high peak. The first ascent party descended part of the east ridge before 'powder eighting' down the lee snowslopes to the North Elcho - the original access route for the East ridge.
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Rob Blackburne, Ross Cullen August 1981