Much of the ascent is enjoyable scrambling, but be prepared for a lot of route-finding, often backtracking to get around cliff bands and overhangs. After summiting, we descended via the west-facing gully as recommended but we ran into a narrow waterfall drop-off. The next gully east was also too steep to downclimb and we ended up on the second gully over. Next time, I'll go back the same way or try a gully further west.
Mount Engadine seen from Mount Buller
It gets interesting once above the treeline
Working our way along ledges
We stayed below the ridge for some time
On the ridge. On the descent we went down this gully.
We found we could stay below the ridge most of the time
Looking back at one of the overhangs that must be bypassed
Some good scrambling can be found along the ridge
Straddling the ridge
Coming up to a downclimb. Summit is in view.
Steep climb before the summit
Looking back at the ridge. The final few metres was a scree slog.
Last steps to the top
Dale waits for us at the summit cairn
Coming down the gully
Rotuefinding wasn't easy on our descent
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