A fantastic, extended rock scramble, but a very long climb. Commence either at the foot of the main west ridge above Pudding Rock, or climb further left on snow to gain the ridge at certain points on the northern side, then proceed up on good rock. Accessing the ridge from the large snow ‘tongue’ feeding the southern end of the Empress Glacier probably provides the fastest route up Low Peak from the west, but many parties will prefer not to bypass the more interesting lower ridge. The strata leads onto the south face, so tend left until the ridge flattens at 3200m.
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Commencing either at the foot of main West Ridge above Gardiner Hut, or
Peter Graham, Henrik Sillem, March 1906 (first ascent of the Low Peak);
Keith Thompson, Bob Cunninghame, June 1972