Scutt Pk, Jan 28

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    Alastair Ferries

    On Jan 28 nine of us attempted Scutt Pk (also known as Scuff Pk), 2238m, immediately nw of D’arcy. The 1600m bushwack was occasionally thrashy, and it took nearly 7 hours to reach alpine at 2,000m, where 3 participants stayed. The somewhat imposing summit was easier than it looked. Except it wasn’t the summit. The true summit was a bit higher and a bit beyond. And the final 5 metres of it took almost 2hrs. As we first tried to find a safe way up powder snow on icy granite slabs; and then once a route was found; took turns going up and back. By the time we had all summited, one member was too frozen to be able to remove his crampons. Fortunately, we had extra clothes, and once lower and out of the wind, he warmed up.

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