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Climbing Mount Scott, Antarctic Peninsula

INSPIRING EXPLORERS™ 2017

credit: Antarctic Heritage Trust

Climbing Mt Scott

The Trust took four young Kiwi explorers on a successful expedition that summited Mt Scott, a heavily glaciated peak on the Antarctic Peninsula. The mountain is named after Captain Robert Falcon Scott, legendary Antarctic explorer, whose legacy the Trust cares for in Antarctica.

The group included William Pike, who lost his leg during the 2007 eruption of Mount Ruapehu.

The team faced many challenges on the ascent, including difficult route-finding on the lower reaches of Mt Scott due to poor visibility, and navigating extensive crevassed country.

A short film was produced that premiered at the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival, Mt Scott: An Adventure to the Antarctic Peninsula.