Maiti-iti

(3 routes)

Maiti-iti was first climbed by Lindsay Bruce, Alex Gourlay, and Les and Doug Brough from the Snow-White Glacier in January, 1958. The first ascent from the Dart was by Laurie Kennedy and Bruce Robertson, who traversed from Maori in February, 1966.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2482m
Lat/Lon: 
-44.436406390000, 168.605686700000
NZMS260: 
E39 603 320
Topo50: 
CA10 503 703
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Standard Route
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A direct snow climb from Whitbourn Saddle via Snow White and Maori glaciers.
The East Ridge. II 2
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From the summit of Maori descend the shattered rock of the West Face to the col on the Main Divide. The East Ridge of Maiti-iti is a climb of about 100 metres, consisting of a lower section of loose rock and a more difficult and exposed upper section, before a short snow ridge leads to the summit, about l.5 hours from Maori. The col between Maori and Maiti-iti could probably be reached from the Dart Névé.
The South Face. II 2
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The steep snow face of Maiti-iti is reached by climbing straightforward snow slopes beneath the ice-cliffs of the Park Glacier.
Barry Scott & Rob Petit, Dec 1974.
Attribution: 
Allan Uren & John Cocks. Photo JHG Johns.