A grand journey along a stunning ridgeline culminating in the High Peak of Rolleston. Gain Philistine via the normal route through the Warnock’s Bluffs. The long ridge between Philistine and Rolleston makes for an exhilarating traverse with many obstacles along the way. If in late summer, there may be a bergschrund cutting off the High Peak from the Crow Glacier. Either abseil over this or scramble round the Otira side of Middle Peak towards Low Peak. Descend into the Otira valley via the Otira Slide or Goldney ridge. A good full day of Arthur’s Pass mountaineering.

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