Ascent of Lendenfeld Peak on 2008-03-24

Climber: Mark Vinar

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

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
    Total Elevation Gain:906 ft / 276 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2375 ft / 723 m
    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
    Gain on way in:906 ft / 276 m
    Start Trailhead:Marcel Col  9573 ft / 2917 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2375 ft / 723 m
    Route:as above TR
    End Trailhead:Pioneer Hut  8104 ft / 2470 m
    Time:4 Hours 

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