Outdoor career summary
2012: Successful first ascent of Koh-e-Rank (6200m) with Maryrose Fowlie in the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan.
2011: Successful first ascent of the NW Ridge of Koh-e-Baba-Tangi (6600m) in the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan with sister Chris Byrch.
2010: Unsucessful attempt at the first ascent of the West Face of Vasuki Parbat, Garwhal, India.
2009: First ascent solo of Karim Sar (6200m) Hunza region, Northern Pakistan.
2008: Second attempt at Beka Brakkai Chok. (unsuccessful)
2007: First ascent of Miandi Peak, Gangotri Glacier, Northern India.
2007: Attempt at the first ascent of Beka Brakkai Chok (5900m) Baltoro Massif, Northern Pakistan. (unsuccessful). Successful first ascent of Wahine (5800m)
2006 Member of a two person team to make the first ascent of Haizi Shan (6000m), Western Sichuan, China.
2005 Member of a two person team to make the first ascent of Xiashe (6000m), Eastern Tibet.
2004 Member of British/New Zealand Himalayan Expedition to make first ascent of (Mt) Janahut, Uttaranchal, India. (unsuccessful)
2004 Member of 2 man New Zealand expedition to (Mt) Cholatse, Khumbu region, Nepal.
2004 Ascent of the Caroline Face of Mt Cook.
2003 Take Two Expedition to Alaska. First ascent of the North Face of Peak 11,520. Ascent of Deprivation , on the North Buttress of Mt Hunter. Ascent of the South Ridge of Peak 11,300
2002 One Lucky Guy Alaska Expedition. Single push ascents of Colton/Leach and Nettle/Quirk routes on Mt Huntington, Alaska.
2002 First ascent of new route Centurion? (left hand variant) Mt Tasman grade 5.
2000 First female team ascent (with sister ) of the South Face of Douglas Peak grade 5+
2000 First female ascent of the Hidden Balfour face of Mt Tasman grade 6+
1999 First female ascent of Logans Run? (Mt Hicks) grade 6+
1999 First female team ascent of the Sth Face of Mt Aspiring grade 5
1999 Won Macpac / Canterbury Mountaineering Club ?Mountaineer of the Year ?award.
1994. First female teams ascent Straughan face Mt Dilemma grade 5+
1985-7.Two years spent traveling and climbing in the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges. Two man unsupported ascents of several 6000+m peaks, including the South Face of Mera (Nepal) and the East Ridge of Girgindil (Karakoram). Unsupported traverse of the Barpu and Hispar glaciers with ascents of peaks in the Snow Lake area of the Karakoram.
1977 /1979 Ascents of all of New Zealands 10,000ft mountains.
1979 South to north traverse on the length of the Southern Alps of New Zealand over 3 months.
1992 First attempted female descent of Huka Falls (grade 6) Waikato River NZ.
1991 Raft supported descents of Nepalese rivers: Sun Khosi, Trisuli, Modi Khola and Khanali rivers.
1991 NZ Second descent (and first female descent) Nevis Bluff rapid (grade 6) Kawarau River NZ.
1991 Member of the New Zealand Womans Himalayan Kayaking Expedition to Sikkim, India First kayaking expedition to enter Sikim. First descents of the Tista and Ranjit Rivers (the two major rivers draining Sikkim from the Himalayan range to the Indian plains) and their tributaries, the Rangpo, and Rongni Chhu Rivers.
1990 First descent of the Perth River and the Manganui-a-te-au river.
1989 First female descent of Sargoods Weir rapid (grade 5+) Kawarau River
1991/2004 Numerous trips to rock climb in Australia.
2001 First ascent ‘Intifada’ grade 28/29 (13a/b) (Hardest personal climb).
1999 6 months rock climbing tour of Britain and the USA.
1997 4 month rock climbing tour of Thailand, Spain and France.
1996 First female team ascent of Siblings of the Sun (9 pitch, grade 26) Bungonia Gorge Australia. At the time considered Australia?s most committing multi-pitch climb.
1995 3rd place ?Escalade? international climbing competition and meet.
1994 1st place New Zealand. Sport climbing Championships (NZ Women?s Champion).
Waterfall ice climbing
In the northern winters of 1999/2000 and 2000/20001 I spent 120 days waterfall ice climbing in Rocky Mountain region of Canada. Highlights included:
Lead ascents of many of the hard grade 6 climbs including Sea of Vapours, Nemesis, Acid Howl, Curtain Call, French Maid.
Solo ascents of the classics, Bourgeau Left (WI5 ) Carlesburg (WI5 ) and Polar Circus (WI5)
First ascent with Rob Owen of Stuck in the Middle (M7+ WI 6) on the Terminator Wall in Feb 2000.