Southwest Slopes (Normal Route)*** PD
5752m. Ascended from the East to a col to the south of the summit. A broad ridge is then followed to the top. Some difficulties may be encountered at the summit snow mushroom. In recent years glacial retreat has pushed the grade up to AD- with up to 60degree ice encountered near the mouth of the glacier.
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Second attempt. Set off earlier but this time got horribly lost in the dead glacier in the dark. Somehow got turned round 180 degrees and wasted time trying to climb out different sections of the entry sandy wall of death thinking it was the exit side!
Mr. K - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/15 with Elinor Young

Turned back just before the snow line as Elinor wasn't feeling well due to the altitude and big load carry the day before.
Mr. K - Lead dnf - 09/Jul/15 with Elinor Young

Bringing an old rope to fix on the return up the moraine slope will save you a horribly chossy climb back up!
AndyL - 26/May/15 with CalumC

robgixer - 21/Jun/14

Straight forward assent. Amazing views from the top.
dhavenhand - 07/Aug/13

Hidden - Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/12

tsl42 - 2nd O/S - Aug/11 with Tom Skelhon, Chris Davis

Hidden - Aug/11

tskelhon - AltLd O/S - Aug/11 with Tim Slater, chris davis

nickwhimster - Jul/11

Chris Sieradzki - 10/Sep/09

carl_123 - 2nd O/S - Aug/09

Straightforward, with an entertaining final slope. Superb sunrise & summit views, cloud came in on descent.
KeithW - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/08 with Ken Findlay

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/08

Hidden - 16/Jun/08

ali macphee - 2nd - Sep/07

With Jeremy, Izzy and Susan. Straight forward.
jonnie3430 - Lead - Aug/07

markshaf - Jul/05

MikeLell - Jun/05

Jonny M - Lead O/S - Sep/02 with Jim MacDonald

craig h - Solo - Aug/99 with Janet Hannah

Hidden - 1999

Hidden - Jul/94

With Val Pithkethly and gang .
Limestone-Lad - Apr/92

With Adam Cooper . As an acclimatiser . Smashing day out .
Limestone-Lad - Apr/91

leland stamper - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/83 with Mark V

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