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Climb Ruth Ridge and cross the Volta to the straightforward snow slopes leading to the summit of Glacier Dome, five to six hours from Ruth Flat. ➠ Note: Getting onto the Volta may be problematic at times, e.g. late summer, due to a steep broken section.
Glacier Dome has the distinction of being the first mountain in the area to be climbed as a recreational exercise. Admittedly Ebenezer Teichelmann, Alec Graham and Jack Clarke had higher aspirations in 1908, but they found their time exhausted after their long journey up the Waiatoto River. On February 1 they climbed a leading ridge north of the Volta icefall to reach a rocky peak (2015 m) above the névé. Descending to the glacier they then crossed over to the easy slopes of Glacier Dome, from where they admired Aspiring, their elusive objective.