Rupert Gardiner and Danny Murphy went to try the south face of Aspiring this weekend. Rupert reports: The face was in great conditions but travel to it was very slow, it took us 6 hours in the dark to get there from French ridge. The quarter deck was in good condition though we got a little lost and had to climb over a serac! When we got the face the wind picked up and clouds started to come in. We had a go at the first couple pitch's of Bruce Haslers route Mixed Aspirations but backed off while trying the second pitch because of really intense spindrift. We then headed for home and decided to check out the break away. It was not quite as filled in as we thought and we had to do one rap to get through it.