Mt Trent

(2 routes)

Mt Trent was the scene of one of New Zealand's worst alpine accidents in 1937 when a roped party of three climbing on the south face were dislodged by a falling stone and fell to their deaths. The accident and the three climbers, G.M.Edwards, S.D.Divers and T.R.B.Stevenson, are commemorated by the naming of Memorial Glacier and a monument at Memorial Hut in the lower Hopkins Valley.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2335m
Lat/Lon: 
-43.932500000000, 169.745300000000
NZMS260: 
G37 487 921
Topo50: 
BY14 388 305
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
East Ridge 2
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From Fraser Col, sidle past Mt Fraser to reach the East Ridge and move carefully to the summit.
Fred Doidge, Keith Smith, Rod Williams, Des de Terte January 1949
South Face 2
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From the upper North Huxley Valley cross the Memorial Glacier and angle up the southern snowslopes to reach the ridge near the summit.
Alan Edwards, Gordon Edwards, Colin Grey, Frank Newmarch, George Palmer March 1937