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Antarctica, Rakekniven, First Ascent

Rakekniven, First Ascent. It was reported that Conrad Anker and Alex Lowe climbed an aspect called the Snow Petrol Wall on Rakekniven, an overhanging, Cerro Torre-like granite needle in the Filchner Mountains of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. Other team members were Jon Krakauer, Rick Ridgway and Gordon Wiltsie. In a deplorable move. National Geographic and The North Face, the team’s sponsors, have refused to release photos or further details on the climb until they can publish them first. (Rock and Ice 79)