EXPLOREDavid McMeeking

Antarctica 2013
Antarctica 2013
Antarctica 2013
Antarctica 2013
Antarctica 2013

BOWLESPáramoThe Alpine Club

 

  

About DavidPERU 2008KYRGYSTAN 2010FASTNET RACE 2011ANTARCTICA 2013NAMIB DESERT 2016Contact David

ANTARCTICA 2013 - Ski mountaineering
 

Antarctica is still the preserve of the explorer even after nearly a century after the exploits of Scott and Shakleton. A team of 7 of us joined the renowned mountaineer Stephen Venables and Skip Novak in 2013 to attempt a new route up a mount Francais.
 

We were based on the 75ft sailing yacht Pelagic Australis and sailed from Argentina into the Southern Ocean to the Antarctic Peninsular. We sailed 1500 miles in the Southern Ocean day & night, navigating icebergs, multiple landings ashore and climbed and ski mountaineer 4 mountains and attempted 2 others. Ashore we were self sufficient on skis, pulling pulks and based in tents.

  

The choice of clothing in extreme environments is important. David is big fan of locally based outdoor clothing manufacturer Páramo and all its gear was perfect for the expedition.

 

A total of £2150 was raised for local charity The Bowles Rocks Trust providing outdoor education to underprivileged kids: www.justgiving.com/antarctica-davidmcmeeking

 

 

 

 

New Zealand Alpine Club calendar for June 2014

Stephen & David ice climbing a new route nicknamed 'Never-rest Chimney'

 Never-rest Chimney

 

 

LINKS
The BOWLES Rocks Trust
Stephen Venables
McMeeking of the Antarctic (Courier article)
 

Páramo
2013/14 Hill & Mountain Catalogue article:

Paramo Hill & Mountain Antarctic Article...

 

 

 

Antarctica
To the edge of the world
by Nick Putnam

Antarctica - To the edge of the world