Ascent of Mount Melbourne on 1993-02-01

Climber: Bill Hebert

Others in Party:4 Navy Seals
3 Army Rangers
3 guides from NSF.Myself
Date:Monday, February 1, 1993
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Airplane
Peak:Mount Melbourne
    Elevation:2730 m / 8957 ft

Ascent Trip Report

This climb/ascent took 4 plus years in the planning stages.This was a trek which included 4 Navy Seals,3 Army Rangers,3 guides from NSF.This climb was done as a US Military/training search and rescue.With the approval of many agencies to get this approved and done.With the premise that a plane crashed near Mt. Melbourne .Started out at ChristChurch.From there we flew in to McMurdo.Spent about a week at Mac Town,for the entire planning.From there we were flown in on Military Helo's.This trip was only possible so that we could do a "training search and rescue"We took a Military C-130 from Christ Church ,NZ to MacMurdo
Summary Total Data
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb, Ice Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Skis, Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Guide
    Nights Spent:7 nights away from roads
    Weather:Snowing, Frigid, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Arctic conditions

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