Mt Verne (1632 meters) Pourquoi Pas Island - February 1991
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After setting up a camp on the glacier near the shore, we decided to take the weather window and climb at night. Although it was late February there was still a sufficient glow in the south to climb without head torches. 30 pitches on 55 degrees ice and snow.


Left: The approach. Click for full screen image.


Below: Marco Preti high up on a new route on the south face of one of the highest peaks in Marguerite Bay. We named the climb The Nautilus Wall
 

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Below: Jacapo Merrizi and Marco on the descent ridge basking in the extraordinary sunrise.
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