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Basic Alpine Climb - Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier

One day circuit of ascending the Quien Sabe and descending the Sahale glaciers.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • We took the right side approach to Quien Sabe and found that the snow cover over the glacier ice was thin in some places, the crevasses were not a problem to negotiate. The snow was softer when we joined the boot track coming up from the left side. There is still a little bit of snow to cross on the scramble along the ridge to the summit. We descended using a 30m rappel off of the SSW face and angled towards the S ridge. We scrambled down to a snow field near the saddle which connected to the Sahale glacier. There is a very long crevasse across the lower face of the Sahale glacier which we crossed on a snow bridge that won't last very long.