Garden of Eden

Trip
Date Start: 
Thu, 28.12.2017
Destination: 
Garden of Eden
Status: 
Done
Private: 
No
Duration: 
9d
Description: 

Booking

This trip is now closed.

Overview

This trip will follow the standard route into the Gardens; Clyde River - Frances River - Colin Campbell Glacier - Wee McGregor Glacier - Perth Col. The current plan would be to camp under Baker Peak.

Reference

Rangitata River Flow

Routes

Topo Map NZ

Mountain Radio Forecast

YR - Garden of Eden Ice Plateau

YR - Erewhon Station Hut

[See Attachments (bottom) for maps.]

People

  1. Mike Drake
  2. Madeleine Rohrer
  3. Sue Henley
  4. Kate Krawczyk
  5. Liz Henderson
  6. Pat Holland

Gear

Everyone will need a harness, carabiners, prusik slings and helmet. Camp under Baker Peak will be on snow. Ice axe and crampons.

30PF+ sunscreen and lip screen. Some people use Buffs or silk scarves for sun protection. Wide brimmed hat good idea.

[We will meet before the trip to talk through and demonstrate crevasse travel and use of gear.]

Shared Gear List

This is view only at the moment. I need to modify to accommodate our two cooking/rope/tent groups.

Click here for list.

Skills

Use of ice axe and crampons essential.

Itinerary

Day 1 (28/12): Travel to Lake Camp just out from Erewhon Station.

Day 2: Travel up the Clyde River to Watchdog Hut.

Day 3: Continue up the Clyde and into the Frances River. Camp by the lakes at the foot of Colin Campbell Glacier.

Day 4 (31/12): Negotiate "a bit" of terminal morraine debris then onto the Colin Campbell Glacier, taking the true right branch onto the Wee McGregor Glacier to Perth Col. Travel a further several hundred metres and establish camp below Baker Peak. What better place to bring in the New Year.

Day 5 (1/1/18): Baker PeakEnjoy the snowscape; walk up Baker Peak, checkout Adams Col, maybe have a look at Garden of Allah.

Day 6: Spare day. Decide to head on down or spend another day on the Garden of Eden.

Day 7: Retrace our steps to camp by the lakes.

Day 8: Watchdog Hut.

Day 9: Erewhon Station, then Nelson.

Routes

Clyde River

Rangitata Flow

CTC Trip Photos

Newton Peak

Garden Of Eden Peaks

Add C2A photos

Skills

Roping Up For Glacier Travel

Crevasse Rescue - 1

Crevasse Rescue - 2

Grading
Grade: 
F
Scale determination: 
Manual
Overnight Pack: 
Overnight pack on hardest day.
Cost
Sealed: 
1060 km
Unsealed: 
61 km
AttachmentSize
garden-of-eden-map-1.pdf1.88 MB
garden-of-eden-map-2.pdf1.96 MB
garden-of-eden-map-3.pdf1.8 MB