Mount Tasman

Elevation (feet): 11,476
Elevation (meters): 3,498
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: New Zealand
Range/Region: South Island
Latitude: -43.5667
Longitude: 170.15
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Year first climbed: 1895
First successful climber(s): E.A. Fitzgerald, Jack Clarke, Matthias Zurbriggen
Nearest major airport: Christchurch, South Island
Convenient Center: Mount Cook, South Island

Mount Tasman is the second highest peak of New Zealand, and is located just two miles north of the highest, Mount Cook (12,355 ft). Tasman is a great white mountain, covered entirely in ice. Its great glaciers fill the surrounding valleys, and one of them, the Tasman Glacier, is one of the largest temperate glaciers outside of the Himalaya, flowing southward for over eighteen miles. All routes to the summit involve long, steep ice climbing. The main Tasman summit is surrounded by several satellite peaks, including the Silberhorn (10,850 ft.) over which the normal route ascends.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Mount Tasman.

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  • Log #7269 - by alistair meikle on May 20, 2004
    up silberhorn ridge and down syme ridge
  • Log #7270 - by Armando Corvini on June 18, 2003
    From the Pioneer Hut Andrew McAuley and I, climbed a new line on Lendenfeldt. Between the Hamilton and Berry Rib. From the summit we gained the North Shoulder of Tasman. We summited in good weather...
  • Log #7271 - by David Lim on July 13, 1999
    Completed the Traverse of Syme Ridge ( 800m, NZ Grde 3-3+) - great polystyrene neve and then to the summit. Descended, with som edifficultires in a storm and route finding past the chopped up parts...
  • Log #7272 - by Matthew Greenwood on Mar 29, 1999
    Sam Bosshard and Matt Greenwood, 19 hour round trip from Pioneer, via Lendenfield and the North Shoulder. Recent icecliffs at bottom of route now rounded out to provide relatively straightforward...