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From the Hopkins

First ascent
Scott Gilkison, Harry Stevenson, New Zealand Alpine Journal, 1956
Located on

Climb diagonally up the gentle western slope of the Neumann Range from a
point directly behind the Richardson Bivouac site, to the lower part of the
range nearly two km south of Prudence Peak.
Descent to the Dobson Valley is difficult. The col is named for a fatal
accident on the Dobson side in 1947.
When descending this route (to the Dobson Valley) make sure you are far
enough to the south of Prudence Peak, and then make for the prominent outlier
[H37, GR 657 049]. Once off the upper snow slopes move diagonally south
keeping above the bluffs. The gorge of the stream will prevent overshooting
the cairns before the get-down route starts [H37, GR 661 039]. The col should
be crossed early in the day before snow conditions deteriorate on the Dobson

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  • Alpine (Mt Cook) 1