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Mt Aspiring NW ridge via the Kangaroo patch

Alternative approach to the ridge when the ramp is cut off

Hiking Difficult

3.2 km
1.1 km
28 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.9 km
Mt Aspiring NW ridge via the Kangaroo patch Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's remote, it features extreme exposure and is typically done between December and January. From a low point of 1.8 km to the maximum altitude of 2.9 km, the route covers 3.2 km, 1109 vertical metres of ascent and 28 vertical metres of descent.


Climb the steep "kangaroo" snow slope lookers left of the ramp. once at the ridge, climb ~3 25m pitches of moderate to the top of the rock buttress. Continue up the ridge to the summit of Aspiring.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between December and January


  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike