Episode Info

"The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!" is the ninth episode of the animated series, DuckTales. It premiered on December 2, 2017 and was the fourth episode in production order. It is also notably the last episode to premiere on Disney XD until the episode Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks! (The show would move to the main Disney Channel after this episode, and air on there until the 2nd season finale, Moonvasion!)


Scrooge and Huey are determined to be the first to set foot atop an impossible summit, but the snow-capped mountain holds a treacherous secret that tests both their willpower and survival skills.


On Christmas, Scrooge takes the kids to visit Mt. Neverrest, a mountain top that is reputably unreachable. When the group arrives, Scrooge is flabbergasted to find the mountain has become a commercial tourist destination. Only Scrooge and Huey are looking forward to exploring the mountain while the rest of the group are keen about the resort; a Salesman lies to Launchpad McQuack of an "ice fever" to con Launchpad into buying goggles and other equipment for protection, while Dewey buys a sled for Webby to use on the trip. Realizing there is no treasure to be obtained at the top, Louie Duck immediately foregoes the trip and resigns himself to the resort.

The trip proves to be tricky, as the trail up the mountain somehow sends the group back the way they came. Scrooge is determined to make his mark on the mountain, despite Launchpad getting blown back down with the group's supplies. Launchpad ends up landing back in the resort's hot springs. Due to his goggles fogging up from the steam, Launchpad believes he is suffering ice fever and wanders the resort disoriented, much to the irritation of the tourists.

The group seeks refuge inside a cave when a snowstorm develops. Once inside, the opening to the cave somehow disappears and the group is trapped. Huey uncovers the remains of George Mallardy, the first and only climber to make it the farthest up Mt. Neverrest at the cost of his life seventy-five years ago. A vindictive final message left by Mallardy directed to Scrooge forces Scrooge to confess that he was Mallardy's partner on the expedition. On that fateful trip, Mallardy demanded Scrooge release their emergency supplies and money to continue their climb upward, and when Scrooge refused, Mallardy betrayed the young millionaire by cutting Scrooge's rope and making the climb up without him. Huey is furious that their journey is just Scrooge's shot at revenge towards Mallardy until Webby finds a way out of the cave to where they started.

Back at the resort, Launchpad stumbles across Louie who quickly discerns Launchpad was scammed by the salesman. He confronts the salesman with Launchpad to show tourists what the salesman's products did to Launchpad. The salesman unwittingly slips that the ice fever isn't real, and he is exposed as a hoax to the angry tourists.

Scrooge and the others finally reach the peak of the mountain, but at this point, Huey has had enough of Scrooge's recklessness and advocates the group return to the resort. As Scrooge and Huey argue, Dewey and Webby try out their sled when the mountain suddenly starts rumbling and the two fall down from the peak. A moment later, Dewey and Webby appear back on the peak's base. Huey realizes that Mt. Neverrest actually has dimensional portals scattered around its surface sending whoever entered into random locations; these portals were sending the group back and forth on the trail. Excited, Dewey and Webby move through the portals to recover their sled. But as they move, the ice becomes less stable. Scrooge tries out a portal and is brought next to the top of Mt. Neverrest. To his dismay, another portal prevents him from reaching the top, so Scrooge enters a fit. The mountain becomes further unstable until Huey persuades him to let go of his pride and leave the mountain. Finally convinced, Scrooge retrieves the sled as the mountain peak starts collapsing. The group rides down on the sled to escape the snowfall on their tail. During the ride, they enter more portals until they finally reach the resort where Louie and Launchpad are. Huey apologizes to Scrooge about failing to reach the top, but Scrooge lets it go and remarks that there are always other adventures that Mt. Neverrest won't compare with.

After Huey discards his map to regroup with the others, the wind carries it to a portal nearby. At the peak of Mt. Neverrest, Huey's map appears from one of the portals and lands perfectly on the top.




  • Main Cast Absences: Donald Duck and Mrs. Beakley
  • This is the first episode to air in December.
  • Mount Neverrest is a parody to Mount Everest; it is also named identically to a mountain from the TaleSpin episode Sheepskin Deep.
  • Scrooge reveals that he was the one who climbed with George Mallardy as an incompetent companion nicking him "The Neverrest Ninny". The character of Mallardy and his disappearance while climbing Neverrest is a parody of real-world climber George Mallory. As with Mallardy, seventy-five years passed between the time of Mallory's disappearance and the discovery of his remains on Mount Everest.


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vedDuckTales (2017) episodes
Season 1
"Woo-oo!" • "Daytrip of Doom!" • "The Great Dime Chase!" • "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!" • "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" • "The House of the Lucky Gander!" • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" • "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" • "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!" • "The Spear of Selene!" • "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System! • "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" • "McMystery at McDuck McManor!" • "Jaw$!" • "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!" • "Day of the Only Child!" • "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!" • "Who is Gizmoduck?!" • "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!" • "Sky Pirates…in the Sky!" • "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!" • "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" • "The Shadow War!"
Season 2
"The Most Dangerous Game...Night!" • "The Depths of Cousin Fethry!" • "The Ballad of Duke Baloney!" • "The Town Where Everyone Was Nice!" • "Storkules in Duckburg!" • "Last Christmas!" • "What Ever Happened to Della Duck?!" • "Treasure of the Found Lamp!" • "The Outlaw Scrooge McDuck!" • "The 87 Cent Solution!" • "The Golden Spear!" • "Nothing Can Stop Della Duck!" • "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!" • "Friendship Hates Magic!" • "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!" • "The Duck Knight Returns!" • "What Ever Happened to Donald Duck?!" • "Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake!" • "A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!" • "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!" • "Timephoon!" • "GlomTales!" • "The Richest Duck in the World!" • "Moonvasion!"
Season 3
"Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!" • "Quack Pack!" • "Double-O-Duck in You Only Crash Twice!" • "The Lost Harp of Mervana!" • "Louie's Eleven!" • "Astro B.O.Y.D.!" • "The Rumble for Ragnarok!"
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