Ascent of Skippers Range High Point on 2018-11-22

Climber: Anthony Marra

Date:Thursday, November 22, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Skippers Range High Point
    Location:New Zealand
    Elevation:5407 ft / 1648 m

Ascent Trip Report

Approached via pyke/big bay track to olivine hut. Crossed the cable car and walked 2km upstream. Crossed the pyke river early in the morning and bushwhacked up to the east ridge. Very intense bushwhacking, likely the only person to approach via east side. Fortunately had GPS tracks from Rob Woodall's ascent when his party landed on the west ridge. Used crampons about 300m below the summit - still a bit of snow & ice.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5420 ft / 1652 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Hut Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5420 ft / 1652 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Start Trailhead:-13 ft / -3 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Anthony Marra
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