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Discussion: Weather on top?

in: Bruce; Bruce > 2024-01-30

Jan 30, 2024 11:31 PM # 
Benign? When we tried it we stopped about 100 metres before the top due to hard ice, gale force winds and lack of ice axe and crampons. That was mid summer.
Jan 30, 2024 11:50 PM # 
I did it in the 1980's.

Was extremely windy at the summit when I climbed it and we could not make the last bit, a couple of days after we climbed some hikers got blow off and died!

Was still called Mt Egmont in the 1980's
Feb 1, 2024 9:02 AM # 
Delayed our walk till Tuesday as the forecast improved. Sunny with a few clouds hanging around the edge of the mountain. Very lucky to have been able to climb twice now in 4 years in good weather.
I have posted a few photos on Strava.
Feb 1, 2024 5:23 PM # 
Thought Tuesday would have been OK. Monday would not have been - even at low elevations the southerly was fierce once you were no longer on the sheltered northern side.

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