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Ascent to Tapuae-o-Uenuku-The ridge on 2010-11-26

Climber: Katie Hess

Others in Party:Weeks Heist Jr.
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, November 26, 2010
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Tapuae-o-Uenuku - The ridge
    Location:New Zealand
    Elevation:8661 ft / 2639 m
    Remaining Elevation:804 ft / 245 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Should have started earlier perhaps. Made it to the ridge at about 1pm after a few attempts up the headwall. No trail markings and full snow cover made the route finding a bit challenging. Just went off some photos in a book. Had a great time though and remember eating mac & cheese at the hut for Thanksgiving dinner the night before :)

Lots of mtn goats (dead and climbing up the sides of the gorge) along the river hike in and out. About 80 stream crossings each way!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Hut Camp



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