Sword Pk

(2 routes)

Sword Peak is prominent when seen from near McDonald / Curtis Memorial Hut and gives good views from its summit.

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South East Ridge 2
Climb the Scabbard Glacier to the col between Sword and Milne Peaks and follow the South East Ridge to the top. The last 100 metres presents the best climbing. The South East Ridge has also been approached from the Havelock River, beginning 600 metres up from Veil Bivouac. Steep scrub blends into good tussock benches on a spur south-east of the marked 40-metre waterfall, leading to the Milne–Sword ridge
Stan Barnett, Bruce Turner, Doug Apperley, December 1933
North Ridge 2
From the upper Havelock River follow a tussock and rock ridge leading to the snow basin north of Sword Peak and climb this to the Main Divide. Traverse a bump at the foot of the North Ridge and the steep but broken rock slabs. Continue up, passing an ice bulge on the west and follow the summit ridge along snow.
Snow Williams, John Harrison, Tommy Lawton, P Beveridge, December 1952
Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club