American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Greenland, Arctic, Schweizerland, East Greenland

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1964

Schweizerland, East Greenland. On July 6 we six members of the Swiss and German Greenland Expedition reached our Base Camp on Tasissarsik Fjord. Our objectives were unclimbed peaks in so-called Schweizerland near Angmagssalik. We carried our gear on man-hauled pulka (akja) sleds. In the fifty days we were there we were able to make 40 first ascents and 7 second ascents. Of the first ascents only one mountain was named, Tupidek (7428 feet or 2264 meters). Most of the peaks climbed were from 6000 to 7000 feet high. Aside from on Tupidek, which was ascended by four, we climbed in pairs. The difficulty varied from easy ski peaks to extreme rock climbing. One second ascent was named, Rytterknoegten (6623 feet or 2020 meters), climbed 25 years ago by Swiss. The Scots reached the summit a few hours after us by a new route. We were Sigi Angerer, leader, Heiner Hagenbuch, Max Grubser, Gustav Mundwyler, Heinrich Troxler, Swiss, and Heinz Palme, German.

Sigi Angerer, Schweizer Alpen Club

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