|The recommended route for summer walkers is to walk half
way up the glacier before climbing onto the ridge. The
ridge can then be followed to the snow fields between the
top of the glacier and the summit. This avoids the crevasse
strewn upper part of the glacier. However as we found
the climb up to the ridge is perilous, steep and slippery.
Roll your cursor over the picture on the right to see
the route we took up.
Crampons were required for the steep ice at the
bottom. Once crampons were off both Dave and Geoff
found themselves stuck momentarily on the slippery steep
rock. Andy went down to assist whilst mark cut steps
in the adjacent snow field.