FATMAP by Strava

Mt Dixon

Mount Cook

A good training climb for Aoraki/Mt Cook accessible from Plateau Hut

Alpine Climbing Moderate

2.6 km
766 m
0 m
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
3 km
Mt Dixon Map

This is a popular alpine climbing route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done between September and January. From a low point of 2.2 km to the maximum altitude of 3 km, the route covers 2.6 km, 766 vertical metres of ascent and 0 vertical metres of descent. You'll need crampons, glacier kit and 2 ice axes to complete it safely.


A good warmup to climbing on the Grand Plateau. Grade 2+ up the East Ridge.



May involve slightly more complex glacier hikes, easy but possibly long rock ridges and steep snow up to 45 degrees. Equivalent to PD, PD+

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The route features some exposed and/or difficult to protect sections.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between September and January

Equipment required

  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit
  • 2 Ice Axes

Similar routes nearby

Guidebooks in this area