Wilczek Peak

(2 routes)

Wilczek Peak was named by the German zoologist and mountaineer Robert Von Lendenfeld in 1884.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2359m
Lat/Lon: 
-43.442201000000, 170.342846000000
NZMS260: 
I35 949 483
Topo50: 
BX16 850 866
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
North West Ridge 1+
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From Whymper Hut follow the Callery Saddle route to the snow basin east of the pass. Climb snow slopes to a col south of Pt 2093 metres. Cross the Callery Glacier then ascend snow slopes and a short gully onto the North West Ridge. A quick rock scramble leads to the summit.
D A Carty, L J Dumbleton, J D Willis, D J Stanton (from the Burton Glacier), 26 December 1937
SR South Ridge 1+
0
From Whymper Hut, follow the gully draining between Mt Wilczek and Mt Alec, then snowfields beyond Pt 1573 metres up towards the Maximilian Range. The pleasant rock scramble along the South Ridge is a little longer and more challenging than that along the North West Ridge, and leads over a subsidiary peak en route.
Attribution: 
Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club