North East Ridge

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
From the Whitcombe Glacier gain the ridge and traverse over loose rock to the summit. "Olly and I made a 16-hour return trip from a bivvy at the junction of the Spence and the Landsborough. I think ours was the 5th ascent of the peak, although I don't know how I figured that. Our ascent is noted in the CMC Journal, no. 39 New Climbs, although it's incorrectly listed as the E Ridge (the Townsend-Fettes ridge defines it). It was interesting on top because we found a bottle with, as I recall, the first ascentionist's names from 1933, and then we descended their route." Stu Allan
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12+0mNo
Grade: 
2+
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Stu Allan, Olly McCahon, February 1971