American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Antarctica, Renegar Glacier Region, Royal Society Range, 1992

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Renegar Glacier Region, Royal Society Range, 1992. A geological research team from the University of Itago spent six weeks in the Renegar Glacier region 100 kilometers south of Scott Base. The peaks are subsidiary mountains at the southern end of the Royal Society Range. On November 24, 1992, David Crew, Brian Alder, Guy Simpson and I climbed P 2250 and continued northwest over P 3000 almost to Mount Kempe before returning to our camp via the upper reaches of the Renegar Glacier. Alder later completed an ascent of a northeast-facing rib on P 2250. We established a second camp northwest of Base Camp alongside the ridge running west from Mount Kempe (3004 meters) to Mount Dromedary (2600 meters). Alder, Simpson, Yvonne Cook and I ascended Dromedary. Cook and I scrambled up another P 2250 and P 2600 between Dromedary and Kempe as well as Kempe. Other geological parties had visited the region previously and had climbed both Mounts Kempe and Dromedary, but the other four peaks are believed to be previously unclimbed.

Ross Cullen, New Zealand Alpine Club

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