Trek 2:10:13  5.39 km (24:10 / km) +1446m 10:19 / km
First attempt to get into the Dobson. Following the guide book route. Seems that glacier recession has made this route less feasible especially in the summer. Hut book has very few entries relating to this route, maybe 1 or 2 groups have tried in the last 10 years, one of which was unsuccessful by the fact their body was found in a gully after they didn't make it.... Ryan went a lot further down to scope out other options but ultimately these proved not viable. So back up the scratchy dodgy scree.
Trek 43:16  1.32 km (32:41 / km) +126m 22:08 / km
Attempt 2 - try the high route. Got to crampons on time and I pussed out a bit. Was not comfortable to be follow a series of sketchy looking patches of snow, up and down an exposed face, with a large drop off to the valley below... so we retreated back to the hut. We also we running out of time as it was snowing in the morning, leading to a delay in leaving the hut until around 3pm and returning about 5:30pm. More daylight and we could have maybe done a better job about getting down? not sure? Ryan and Rowan (his mate) seemed to be fairly convinced the high traverse was the only way down.