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Point 4215

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

From the moraine, keep on the right of the glacier to avoid the crevasse field. Higher up, occasional crevasses stretch all the way across the glacier. Crossing these is unavoidable, but inadvisable in the soft snow found after early morning. The back wall of the glacier is climbed to avoid seracs, starting below the obvious rock summit and working left gave a reasonable route. The bergschrund, just below the ridge crest, is around 10-15m wide with solid snow covering in most places. The cornice remains are similarly large, but there are several options that lead to the ridge. The ridge leads easily to the base of the rock summit. The rock gives a 15m climb of around I.


Summit pinnacle of Peak 4215