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Ascent of Ledenfeld Peak on 2008-03-24

Climber: Mark Vinar

Others in Party:Miles Vinar
Date:Monday, March 24, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ledenfeld Peak
    Location:New Zealand
    Elevation:3193 m / 10479 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Long and difficult route to Marcel Col (up extreme right of route with high rockfall hazard area, leading to short but steep ice traverse and then the upper glacier with extensive and often very wide crevasse formation - only reached col because of a single remaining thin crevasse bridge. Bivvied overnight at Marcel Col - left at 0200 hrs. Most of climb straigthforward. Went on to summit Tasman. Long trip back to pioneer hut after descent via above, with similar descent in moonless dark and convoluted return over extensively crevassed Upper Fox glacier.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:276 m / 906 ft
    Elevation Loss:723 m / 2375 ft
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb, Ice Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Hut Camp, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:276 m / 906 ft
    Route:Standard
    Trailhead:Marcel Col  2917 m / 9573 ft
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:723 m / 2375 ft
    Route:as above TR
    Trailhead:Pioneer Hut  2470 m / 8104 ft
    Time Down:4 Hours 



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