Polar Range

(18 routes)

The Polar Range runs between the Edwards and Hawdon Rivers. The three main peaks of the range, Mts Bowers, Wilson, and Scott, can be reached from almost anywhere in the upper Edwards Valley, and can be traversed from either end of the range.

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Mt Wilson-Mt Scott-The Dome Traverse 1
Gain the South East Ridge of Mt Wilson via a steep scree gully 2km upstream of the Sudden Valley Biv. Aim for the deep notch just north of Point 1853m. Leave your un-necessary overnight equipment on the col here and ascend Mts Wilson and Scott using the rotten rock ridge (Grade 1+). After recovering your equipment, it is best to sidle high on screes on the true left of East Edwards River to avoid the following 2km of loose, rotten ridgeline. A camp below the 1669m saddle is the best option. Regain the ridge at this point, climbing the buttressed face onto The Dome. Easy walking follows on to the 1920m summit, dropping true right to a very small green tarn. Continue sidling to the head of the very large scree slope, descending directly to the Edwards River.


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Mountain Mt Scott (5 routes)
Mountain Mt Wilson (4 routes)
Mountain Mt Bowers (2 routes)
Mountain The Dome (4 routes)
Mountain The Pyramid (2 routes)
Mountain Mt Foweraker (0 routes)

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