Stewart Saddle

(1 route)

The saddle can be used to access Westland via the Bettison Stream.

Type: 
Pass
Altitude: 
1905m
Access: 

Use easy snow slopes of the Amherst Galcier from the Godley Glacier to access the saddle. The saddle can be used to access Westland via the Bettison Stream.

Lat/Lon: 
-43.427242590000, 170.580253600000
NZMS260: 
I35 141 505
Topo50: 
BX17 041 889
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Crossing Stewart Saddle
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From the Godley Glacier, use easy snowslopes on the Amherst Glacier or nearby to access the saddle. Crevasses are a potential problem later in the season. On the Bettison side, sidle across to the rock rib (I35 147506) on the true right of the glacier above the icefall and descend this bedrock (or snow nearby) to the valley floor. Some steeper sidling will be required accessing the rib from the upper glacier, otherwise the route is relatively easy. Gravel and boulders lead down to long tussock in the Bettison Basin. Travel on down is covered under Bettison Stream.
First crossing, BJ McGlinchy, DG Boddy, G Willberg, 7th January 1958.
Attribution: 
Alex Palman, Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club