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Antarctic Peninsula – Foyn Harbour Ice Climbing – 25th December

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After travelling north to Foyn Harbour, the next Mountaineering team had an adventure of a different kind. Ice climbing again but this time we hiked to the top of the cliff first and then had to be lowered to the bottom before climbing back up. Before we could do this however, we needed to actually […]

Antarctic Peninsula – Ketley Point – 25th December

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With snow storms threatening but holding back around the N of Ronge Island we made our landing at Ketley Point, donned our snowshoes (of which we were all experts at doing now) and began our walk up towards the start of the glacier. We all negotiated a short narrow section well above one of the […]

Antarctic Peninsula – Danco Ice Climbing – 23rd December

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Our 3rd Morning ashore was held on the low slopes of Danco Island where our guides quickly climbed a short steep section of ice about 300m away from the main landing of Danco Island to set up 3 different tope ropes. These ropes were set up with increasing difficulty and everybody soon got to get […]