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|Traverse of Three Peaks||
From west to east.
Ted Coates, John Howard, 1973.
|East Ridge||I 2||
From Deepwater Basin either take a water taxi or kayak out into the Fiord, following the edge of the shore till Sinbad Gully is reached. From the beach at Sinbad Gully head up the broad ridge over recent tree fall (2014) until a faint trail through the bush is reached along with the crest of the ridge. Traverse over the Footstool and descend to a saddle, which provides the only water (puddles) and a couple of camp spots on route. Then follow the ridge as it climbs to the high peak.
J Dennistoun, 1910.
The popularity of Mitre Peak as a tourist icon, and the increasing accessibility of kayaks in the sound, has led to more and more ascents in recent years. Kayaking across to the base in the early mornings makes Mitre Peak a unique climbing experience found nowhere else in New Zealand. Still well worth the adventure, although recent parties have complained of seeing increasing rubbish and human waste.
Be aware that a considerable day-breeze picks up on the water by mid-afternoon. The fiord can become choppy and unforgiving.