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From about pt 1633m, the range can be traversed to Avalon Peak pretty much along the ridge, but rock on the ridge is loose, and mixed with steep vegetated bluffs. The ridge becomes narrow and exposed. Near the top expect snow until midsummer. The peak is easily descended to the east.
Arnold Heine, Jim Cruse, Gordon Howitt, Harold Simpson, 27 Dec 1951
Avalon Peak was named by the first ascent party as being at the junction of the Wilberg Range and a major ridge running off to the west, dividing Hot Springs Creek from Tribute Creek, I34 168721. This is 400m north of the metric map position
I34 170 718
BW17 070 101
Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club