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Mt Forbes

Type
Altitude
2583m
Part of

Mt Forbes was first climbed by Hugh Wright and Jim Murphy in February 1912 during their return to
Mt Cook after the first ascent of Mt Arrowsmith.

Lat/lon
POINT (170.5878067 -43.49546022)
Topo50
BX17 050 813
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Routes

Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
 From the Ballium Snowfield
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 South Face, 1+ 1+
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  • P1
  • Alpine (Mt Cook) 1+

From the upper Macaulay River, reach the head of McKinnon Stream from the ridge north of Pt 2437 metres. Descend to the glacier and follow it to the summit.


 North West Ridge, 1+ 1+
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  • P1
  • Alpine (Mt Cook) 1+

From Twilight Col (see below) climb the rock ridge directly to the summit or, for an easier climb, sidle south across the upper Butcher Glacier and then up the west face.


 South East Ridge, 1+ 1+
0

  • P1
  • Alpine (Mt Cook) 1+

From Murphy Stream access Murphy Glacier on the true right. Climb the steepening glacier to the summit or move on to the South East Ridge.


Comments
Attribution
Alex Palman, Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint,
in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club
UUID
 
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