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Antarctica, Mount Scott, Southwest Face

Mount Scott, Southwest Face. It was reported that in 1996, Americans Alex Lowe and Skip Novak, in Antarctica as part of a film project, managed on their time off to complete an ice route up the 830-meter Mount Scott in the Penola Straights just south of the LeMaire Channel. The pair started up a large couloir to the right of the Central Buttress on the southwest face, then followed an icy runnel through the rock above to gain a snow ridge leading to the summit. The climb took nine hours round-trip and was given a grade of Alpine TD- with a Scottish 4 crux. (High Mountain Sports 169)