Ascent of Tapuae-o-Uenuku on 2011-01-02
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, January 2, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||New Zealand|
| Elevation:||2884 m / 9465 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportThird time lucky!
After two failed winter attempts, I had to cheat and sneak in for a summer ascent.
The Hodder bash is much more pleasant when your feet are not numb, and the rocks in the gorge more forgiving when not covered in a hard frost!
There was very little snow, but enough to get the axe out for and to get a good glissade back down.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2404 m / 7890 ft|
| Route:||Staircase Creek|
| Trailhead:||Hodder bridge 480 m / 1575 ft|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Hut Camp|
| Nights Spent:||2 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cool, Very Windy, Low Clouds|
| Time Up:||0 Days |
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