|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.
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, 2004up silberhorn ridge and down syme ridge
- Log #7270 - by Armando Corvini on June 18, 2003From 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, 1999Completed 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, 1999Sam 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...