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Ascent of Mount Cook-Low Peak on 1993-02-27

Climber: Robert Garneau

Others in Party:Rich Durnan
Date:Saturday, February 27, 1993
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Cook-Low Peak
    Location:New Zealand
    Elevation:11788 ft / 3592 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hooker Glacier tough to negotiate; difficult to get from glacier to Pudding Rock across moat. Long descent off Porter Col, across Empress Shelf and over Earle's Ridge and back to Empress Hut. Lots of crevasses. At one point an avalanche that would have likely swept us off the "Shelf" poured into a large crevasse that we were fortunate to have been on the down side of.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:9327 ft / 2842 m
    Total Elevation Loss:9327 ft / 2842 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Rock Climb, Glacier Climb, Ice Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Hut Camp, Bivouac
    Nights Spent:5 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:9327 ft / 2842 m
    Route:NW Couloir
    Start Trailhead:Mt. Cook Village  2461 ft / 750 m
    Time:11 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:9327 ft / 2842 m
    Route:Porter Col to Empress Shelf
    End Trailhead:Mt. Cook Climber's Hut  2461 ft / 750 m
    Time:12 Hours 



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