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British Darwin Range 2001

Owing to difficult access, poor maps and appalling weather, there have been few expeditions to the Cordillera Darwin range of mountains in Chilean Tierra del Fuego. This team sailed from Ushuaia in southern Argentina via the Beagle Channel to Bahia Yendegaia on Celia Bull's yacht, Ada II, and a base camp was established as far up the Yendegaia valley as horses could get. The climbing objective was selected from a photograph supplied by Dr David Hillebrandt, the NE face of a mountain thought to be Mont Bove, 2,150m. They were successful in making the first ascent of a 900m route to the summit at Alpine ED, VI, but found that it was actually a separate peak, c.2,200m, on the ridge connecting Bove to the Roncagli summits. Unlike Bove, the mountain was unclimbed, and probably unnamed, so they are proposing to call it Monte Ada.

February - March 2001
Simon Yates with Andy Parkin, plus Celia Bull, Elaine Bull and Jane Yates in support.

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