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British Darwin Range 2013

The Cordillera Darwin Range of mountains lies in Tierra del Fuego, and is noted for its poor weather – and hence many unclimbed peaks. After flying to Ushuaia, this team boarded Marcel de Letter’s yacht Iorana to sail into the Fjord Senor Pia. Their first climbing attempt had to be abandoned due to dramatic changes in the glacier since the leader’s visit in 2007. Moving further east to Caleta Olla, they made an attempt on the South Face of unclimbed Roncagli III (2019m), but were stopped short of the summit by a huge crevasse that split the whole face. It was filled with ice debris and overhung on its far side, and they could find no way to overcome it. Bad weather prevented any further climbing.

September 2013
Simon Yates and Andy Cave

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