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British Polar Sun 1995

The primary objective of this team was to make the first ascent of the S face of Polar Sun Spire (cl250m), Baffin Island. However, after climbing 200m up loose rock in an off-width crack threatened by 'fridge-sized' detached boulders, they wisely retreated to safer faces. Two new routes resulted: Crossfire (VI, 5.10, A4, 820m) on the S face of Great Cross Pillar and Nuvualuk (VI, 5.10, A3+, 610m) on the W face of Second Turret. The routes took 17 and 9 days respectively.

May - July 1995
Jerry Gore with Warren Hollinger and Mark Synnott

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