CW Section - Tasman Glacier Trip
Tasman Glacier Climbing Trip
The Upper Tasman Glacier is home to some of the most impressive summits in the Mount Cook National Park. Peaks such as Elie de Beaumont, Malte Brun, The Minarets and De La Beche line either side of the Tasman Valley and provide excellent climbing opportunities for those who venture to its upper reaches.
The plan on this climbing trip will be to maximise the weather window available and fly in and fly out of the head of the Tasman Glacier. Therefore, we ask that all climbers interested allow for departure / return dates spanning both weekends of the 5th and 12th October.
The intention is not to have a fixed date, but to use a weather window between the 5th and 12th October. Ideally we could get three or four good days up in the mountains this way. Sleeping arrangements will involve staying in alpine huts and bivvying.
All climbers interested must have sound NZ mountaineering skills such as experience with glacier travel, building snow anchors and a solid crampons / ice axe technique. Numbers are limited with all climbers required to pay flight costs of approximately $300.00 per person.
If interested, please contact Matt at [email protected]
Photo: Tasman Glacier - Matt Buckley
5 October 2019 - 12 October 2019