Mount Wilhelm – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
- Elevation: 4509 m
- Difficulty: Scramble
- Best months to climb: May, June, July, August, September, October, November
- Convenient center: Goroka
Mount Wilhelm Climbing Notes
Jeremy Watson from NEW ZEALAND writes:
Requires a good level of fitness. Although not technically difficult, and it is short, it is arduous and at altitude. Do not underestimate the need for good alpine clothing; although a tropical location freezing rain can be encountered for all of the final ascent. Snow may be encountered near the summit.
<br/>Altitude acclimatisation is essential. A minimum of three days from sea level is required if not already acclimatised; more is better.
<br/>There is a very rarely taken five day route (better six) from sea level starting from Madang, and a two day route starting from Betty's Lodge at around 9,000 ft which can be accessed by 4WD from either Goroka or Mt. Hagen. Both routes require guides.
<br/>There are two huts at the first lake at base camp four hours above Betty's Lodge, both can be opened on application at Betty's.
<br/>The ascent is usually made commencing midnight from basecamp and is a 17 hour day to the summit and back through base camp to Betty's for dinner.
<br/>Four hour drive by 4WD from Mt. Hagen, slightly less from Goroka.
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