Mt Madeline

(6 routes)

Madeline is a popular climb from Turners Biv and a much less committing proposition than Tutoko. The first mountaineering party to venture into the Tutoko valley was that of Malcolm Ross, Kenneth Ross, W J Hodgkin and Tom Fyfe, in 1895. They claimed to have made the first ascent of Tutoko, but actually climbed the low (west) peak of Madeline.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2536m
Lat/Lon: 
-44.614239440000, 168.045887950000
NZMS260: 
D40 170 097
Topo50: 
CA09 069 479
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13 North West Buttress
0
Climb the rock ridge from Turners Pass.
Margaret Clark, Jim Clark, G D Cowie, December 1958
14 South West Ridge
1.02
From the Madeline Snowfield climb the snow face and finish on the upper South West Ridge. The ridge can be reached sooner, at about 2200m, for a more challenging climb. The South West Ridge was used in the first traverse of Madeline on 16 January 1955, by Bill Blee, Ron Dickie, Bill Gordon and Ralph Millar. They descended the top of the North East Ridge and traversed the snow shelf to Turners Pass.
Alf Cowling, Samuel Turner, March 1920
North East Ridge from Glacier Creek
0
From the Donne Lake outlet, take easy slopes up and then left of the bluffs to gain the broad snow shelf and then the upper part of the North East Ridge.
R Offer, G Mason, A Witten-Hannah, December 1953
North East Ridge III 2 13
0
The full North East Ridge is a long climb. Start from the Hollyford Valley and head up Madeline Creek to gain the ridge just beyond the bushline. The first ascent traversed the mountain to Turner’s Bivvy and the Tutoko Valley.
Ian Brown, Tom Williams, February 2009
South West Ridge IV WI2
0
Climb to the Madeline snowfield then up the snow face to the South West Ridge.
Jim Strang, Bruce Clark, Paul Corwin, Aug 1976.
ML Mad Line IV 3
1.02
A good route with a fun rock climb leading directly to the satellite summit of Mt Madeline. Access the rock ridge via the Madeline Snowfield or via the col east of PT 2119.
Steve Skelton, Justin Venable, Simon Rutherford, Dec 29, 2016
Attribution: 
Craig Jefferies
UUID: 
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