Occasional Climber

Mt Sibbald, February 2015

Mt Sibbald (2,811 m) from Lucifer Stream - nearly 1,900 vertical metres up and a 15 hour return trip via McKinnon stream
Mt Sibbald (2,811 m) from Lucifer Stream
On scree above McKinnon Stream
View down McKinnon Stream to the Godley Valley
View down to McKinnon Stream
Above McKinnon Stream with Godley Valley left
On the ridge at about 2,000 m, leading to Mt Sibbald
On the ridge at about 2,000 m, leading to Mt Sibbald
The Godley Valley and peaks beyond coming into full view as we ascend the ridge
Terminal Lake of Classen Glacier
The ridge approaching Mt Sibbald
Head of McKinnon Stream
At about 2,300 m on the ridge to Mt Sibbald
 
Terminal Lake of the Classen Glacier
Below the permanent snow at about 2,400 m
Below the permanent snow at about 2,400 m
 
 
Ballium snow field at 2,500 m
Ballium snow field at 2,500 m
Siddling around bluffs to the main summit
The summit ridge
The summit ridge with Mt Cook on the skyline
Ascending the rocks just below the summit
Looking back to the bluffs before the summit ridge
 
View from the summit with D'Archiac right of centre
Summit view with D'Archiac behind
On the summit (2,811 m) with Mt Cook left skyline
Mt D'Archiac (2,875 m)
Mt Cook
Descending the summit rocks
Descending the summit rocks
Below the Ballium snow field on the descent
McKinnon Stream

Read about it
A Godley experience Wilderness Magazine Jul 15
A Godley experience with Mr French Vertigo Apr 15

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