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British Cape Renard Tower 2000

The ascent of the N Face of this 747m tower (actually a separate island) on the edge of Antarctica has become something of an obsession for this three-man team, despite the major logistical problems entailed in even reaching the area. This year, after climbing some 20 pitches of E1/2 rock and Scottish III to V, they reached, some 100 metres below the summit, a blank wall which would not be climbable without bolts, which they were not prepared to use. They were more successful on nearby Wiencke Island, where they made probably the second ascent of Monte Italia, 1,097m.

February - March 2000
Julian Freeman-Attwood with Crag Jones and Skip Novak

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