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Antarctica, Ellsworth Mountains, Various Ascents

Antarctica, Various Ascents. The Norwegian pair of Patrick and Vika Gustaffson spent 17 days exploring the northern part of the Ellsworth mountains. They climbed four virgin peaks; they also climbed Mount Gardner via the original route, running out of food along the way only to discover the cache, left in 1966 by Nick Clinch’s first ascent party. In the cache they found chocolate and pudding purchased in New Zealand—still edible, testimony to the continent’s continuous cold.

Conrad Anker