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North America, Greenland, Umanak District

Umanak District, West Greenland. In June, July and August the late Piero Ghiglione led a small Italian expedition which explored the region between 71° and 73° north latitude on the west coast of Greenland. These mountains were relatively unexplored from a climbing standpoint. With his companions, C. Mauri and Dr. G. Gualeo, the doughty 77-year old veteran made four first ascents, among others that of the highest point on the west coast. It took 18 hours to climb this 7579-foot peak. It is with great regret that we must report the death in an automobile accident on October 15 of this renowned mountaineer and explorer.