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Pelagic Antarctic 1996

Although only c750m high, the impressive Cape Renard Towers (aka 'Una's Tits') more than make up for this by their remoteness. The journey from Tierra del Fuego to Antarctica was made on the sailing vessel Pelagic with Skip Novak. Once there, the team tackled the N Face of the Main Tower. After 17 pitches of hard mixed climbing (HVS/E 1 rock and Scottish IV/V ice), a combination of adverse weather and powder snow on the rock pitches forced a retreat from a point 200m below the summit. Despite three weeks on the mountain, bad weather defeated all further attempts and a Force 10 added to the excitement of the sail back to civilisation.

January - Match 1996
Julian Freeman-Attwood with Caradoc Crag Jones

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