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The Last Great Climb

Story of the first ascent of one of the world's most remote mountains via its longest route; the NE ridge of Ulvetanna.

Al Lee

Our objective: to scale the unclimbed North-East ridge of Ulvetanna Peak in Antarctica, which would involve over a mile of climbing in temperatures as low as minus 30.

Our ride to Antarctica put old cold war technology to good use—a Russian Ilyushin Il-76 plane, perfect for landing on the blue ice runway, because there are no sealed surfaces in Antarctica.

We landed at the rather desolate Russian science base of Novo.

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