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Mt. Buller 2805m
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Aug 28, 2002

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The open gully from the road. Go to the top and turn left.

I took my buddy, Luke on his first scramble.  He didn't have proper hiking boots, so the next time I say 'let's go for a hike' I don't think he'll oblige.  Anyways the day was nice, and I decided to go up the gully from the road.  No approach here, and you don't even have to touch a bush, for that matter.  However, stumbling back down the jumbled creek bed on a hot day wasn't very pleasent.

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Mt. Nestor from the col... maybe next year.

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The final ridge

Once you reach the col, turn left (or right if you're coming from Buller Creek) and head up a scree face that narrows into a ridge higher up.  The scree isn't very pleasent, but live-able.  There's a few friction slabs to spice things up.  Near the top there is a narrower slab you go over before you get to the ridge.  Alan expresses concern at this part, but I didn't think it was that bad; but the heed his advice if there is snow on it.  The ridge has a little exposure on you left as you make your way to the summit.  It's in the middle foreground of the picture.

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The big boys from the summit: Eon, Aye, Lunette & Assiniboine.

RT: 5.5hrs