Ascent of Skippers Range High Point on 2018-11-22
|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 ReportApproached 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 west ridge. Very intense bushwhacking, likely the only person to approach via west side. Fortunately had GPS tracks from Rob Woodalls 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|
| Gain on way in:||5420 ft / 1652 m|
| Distance:||4.6 mi / 7.4 km|
| Start Trailhead:||-13 ft / -3 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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