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British Ulvetanna Big Wall 2012/13

Ulvetanna (Norwegian for Wolf’s Tooth, 2931m) in the Fenriskjetften Range of Queen Maud Land had received four previous ascents, but this was the first team to attempt its 1750m NE Ridge: they also planned to make a high quality film of the climb. Although the weather was mostly good, they experienced two storms while on the wall, with 30 cm of snow, 35 knot winds and temperature (with wind-chill) of -35ºC – so cold that several team members experienced problems with dental fillings and crowns falling out! They graded the route VI, E6 6b, A2+. The film, entitled 'The Last Great Climb', was released in November 2013, since when it has won prizes at Kendal and Banff.

December 2012 - January 2013
Leo Houlding with Alastair Lee, Jason Pickles & Chris Rabone from UK plus Sean Leary from USA & David Reeves from South Africa

Other expeditions nearby