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.
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Alf Cowling, Samuel Turner, March 1920