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Antarctica, Mounts Moore and Woollard, 1984

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Mounts Moore and Woollard, 1984. These two peaks are isolated nunataks which rise about 1000 feet above the surface of the West Antarctic Icesheet 150 miles west of the Ellesmere Mountains. Chuck Kroger and I made the first ascent of both peaks on January 12, 1984. The lower part of our route on Mount Moore (2500 meters, 8202 feet), the northwest ridge, is easy third-class rock, above which we followed a narrow, corniced ridge to the top. We spent little time on the cold (-15° F) windy summit before descending the steep north ridge. On Mount Woollard (2677 meters, 8783 feet) we cramponed up the southwest ridge and descended the northwest ridge.

Walt Vennum

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