Ascent of Mount Melbourne on 1993-02-01
|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|
| Elevation:||2730 m / 8957 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportThis 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|
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