Mt Wakefield traverse

Mt Wakefield at 2058m ASL is located in Mt Cook National park, South Island, New Zealand.  It is a straight forward climb up the ridge accessed from the Tasman valley road.  It is a great one day outing to get your ‘mountain legs’ back, with some awesome views.  I climbed it 2009 together with David Ellacott.  We used an ice axe and crampons for the final short summit slopes which were snow-covered.  The rest of the route was rocky ridge on the ascent.  On the descent we decided to take a short cut and follow the watershed for the Wakefield stream.  Unbeknownst to us, this bluffs out at the bottom with the Wakefield falls. So it was a hairy down climb hanging into bushes.

A round trip of just over 13km in total if you followed our route. And around 1200m of ascent in total it is a nice day trip.

Mt Wakefield is a sacred mountain according to the New Zealand Branch of The Aetherius Society.  It is one of the 19 Holy Mountains of the world and was ‘charged’ on 24th December 1960 by The Master Jesus with great majestic powers which can never be depleted.It waits silently for people of any faith to come and invoke its energies and send them out to the world. This type of direct action through service will help the world through the difficult times preceding the much prophesied ‘New Age’.

The Aetherius Society holds regular Pilgrimages to Mt Wakefield and also to the two mountains charged in Australia – Mt Kosciusko and Mt Ramshead – both in the Snowy Mountain Range of New South Wales.  You can click here to learn more.

3d image of our route up Mount Wakefield

3d image of our route up Mount Wakefield – click the image to get higher resolution.

David Ellacott on the way up Mt Wakefield.  The Tasman valley below him hidden under early morning cloud.

David Ellacott on the way up Mt Wakefield. The Tasman valley below him hidden under early morning cloud.

On the way up Wakefield

On the way up Wakefield

Getting close to the top.

Getting close to the top.

David Ellacott has a well earned break on the summit of Mt Wakefield.

David Ellacott has a well-earned break on the summit of Mt Wakefield.

The Hooker glacier and Mt Cook;s summit ridge behind me.

The Hooker glacier and Mt Cook’s summit ridge behind me.

Scrambling down the Wakefield waterfalls, probably not a recommended descent route

Scrambling down the Wakefield waterfalls, probably not a recommended descent route

We descended the Wakefield waterfalls, the steep vegetated bluffs behind David.

We descended the Wakefield waterfalls, the steep vegetated bluffs behind David.

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  1. Nice report, save for the geesus crap at the end. Must do it some time.

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