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Peak 4225

A: North Ridge, PD. Ascended by Michael Fordham, Matthew Graham, Joe Hobbs and Tom Wright, 4th August 2012.

From the moraine cross the glacier across easy ground with few crevasses before heading steeply up to gain the bottom of the North Ridge. The initial rocks can be skirted on the east side; gaining the ridge proved to be icy in places. The ridge itself continues steadily upwards to a false summit, where the east ridge is joined with an easy final climb to the summit. This route was also completed in descent.

 

B: South Flank and East Ridge, F. Descended by Route A ascent team

This route was completed in descent though would make an easy if somewhat tedious ascent route. Climb the glacier step as above to the foot of the North Ridge, but then skirt beneath the ridge to a col at 4000m to the east of the summit. From here the east ridge appeared short, rocky and loose and can be avoided by moving south onto the south flank where a few rock steps lead up to regain the east ridge at the false summit. Continue as for Route A to summit.

C: West Ridge, F. Ascended by Dave Farrow, Bethan Gudgeon, Doug Hull and Jo Smith, 11th August 2012

The west ridge is a simple, wide snow slope, giving a good high level traverse.

North Ridge of Peak 4225