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First ascent with Paul Knott, 21-24th May 1996.
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Approaching the route.
Queen Mary in the distance - a lot of ridge.
Exceptional snow conditions for climbing low on the route.
Serac tent site. Taken as we left for the summit.
Our tracks along the ridge nea rthen end of the first day.
Better conditions higher up the ridge.
A long day.
Paul below the serac camp - visible above his head.
Paul at the first bivvi.
High up on the ridge at first light.
Looking back down the ridge from below the summit.
Descending in poor weather.
Descenting further to get below the weather.
Finally making it back to basecamp in time to wait out the storm.

Climbing the King and Queen

For a full account of the trip and all the pictures see the main Hubbard Glacier gallery.