American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Sermelikfjord, Southwest Greenland

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  • Publication Year: 1963

Sermelikfjord, Southwest Greenland. In June and July the Austrians Toni Dürnberger, Ernst Herzinger, and Kurt Gilg and the Germans Stefan Rausch, Alois Häusl, Adolph Dosch, and Karlfried Wasel climbed in the previously unexplored mountains above the Sermelikfjord near Nanortalik. Despite difficulties of getting to land because of pack ice, they made the first ascents of 38 peaks of altitudes between 4250 and 6800 feet.

Swiss Spitsbergen Expedition. Hanspeter Jenni led a group of eight Swiss, Paul Müller, Hanspeter Ryf, Albert Fellinger, Paul Burkhard, Jürg Ammon, Hans Hofstetter, and Hugo Nünlist, on a four-week expedition to King Haakon VII-Land. They made 60 ascents, many of them firsts. Base Camp was on the upper Koller Glacier near the divide with the middle Monaco Glacier.

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