The north east face of Mt Huxley is an extensive snowfield. Access to the slopes is limited by the presence of some moderate angled bluffs. From the upper South Huxley Valley a rock rib gives steep access through the middle of the bluffs to the upper slopes and the summit. The first ascent party departed in time-honoured style from the Oamaru pie cart, carried 5 foot skis for a day and a half up valley through beech forest and up an interesting bluff, for a 600m altitude gain across the top snowslopes, and a careful ski descent back to the bluffs.
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Scott Gilkison, Roland Rodda, Harry Stevenson, Rod Williams, Max Willis October 1939