A 1968 ascent of the mountain began in Whale Stream and required a lengthy scramble across the ridge tops and western slopes, apparently making an ascent of Peak 2466 along the way. However an ascent of Mauka Atua in 1948 by Norman Hardie seems likely to have been the first climb of the mountain. Climb from the south to the col between Mauka Atua and Kai Tarau, and finish with an easy scramble to the top.
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Norman Hardie, 1948
Richard Brasier, Roger Conroy, Bruce Mason, Ken Mason, February 1968