Observation Hill (Ob Hill) Climber's Log

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leesmith3 - Jan 10, 2020 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2019

Great Little Mountain  Sucess!

The view is spectacular (in one direction). This is by far the most remote mountain I have ever climbed. The nearest town is Christchurch, NZ, 2145 miles away. My home is 13,000 miles away.


teddycricket83 - Aug 9, 2015 3:10 am

Ob hill  Sucess!

regularly hiked it for views, but favorites have to be the ob hill run and also ski descent during winfly


orienteraren - May 6, 2011 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2007

Nice hill  Sucess!

Went up first time 11/11 2007. Got stuck in Mactown (on my way to pole) so I went up Ob Hill several times (three ascents one day). Second season I climbed it again several times since I was stuck in McM in both directions. The view towards black island is just extraordinary! One of the top 3 views I´ve came across.

Casey Bates

Casey Bates - Dec 27, 2007 2:42 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2001

Escape from Mac Town  Sucess!

Climbed Ob Hill a bunch during my 2000-01 season as a fuelie. Now that I'm done with college I'm getting the bug to go back!


jwuite - Oct 19, 2004 10:19 am

Route Climbed: Direct Date Climbed: October 30 2003  Sucess!

I heard stories of people running up here in less then 5 minutes.


Haliku - Apr 15, 2004 8:24 am

Route Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: Oct 92 - Feb 93  Sucess!

One of the best excursions allowed to us while working at Mac town. I lost count of the times I climbed it, normally several a week. Great views of the surrounding area from the top.


loopperu - Apr 3, 2004 2:32 am

Route Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: November, 2003; January, 2004  Sucess!

Observation Hill is the best, easy way to exercise when staying at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Reaching the summit takes less than 20 minutes if you hurry. The view is unlike anywhere else in the world. I climbed the peak 7 times during my stay, and wish i'd done it 70.

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