Canterbury region, summary. A couple of new alpine routes were climbed in the Canterbury mountains. Guy McKinnon, alone again, climbed a new 350m route on the east face of Mt. Evans (2,620m), while Don French and James Wright climbed a new route up the southeast face of Mt. Franklin (2,145m) in the Arthur’s Pass National Park. The eight-pitch route is graded 5-.
Mark Watson, New Zealand Alpine Club