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North America, Greenland, Arctic, Imperial College Staunings Alps East Greenland Expedition

Imperial College Staunings Alps East Greenland Expedition. Our eight-man scientific and mountaineering project was based on the Bersaekerbrae Glacier in the Staunings Alps from June 28 to August 30. We maintained a four-man mountaineering party, the rest being engaged in glaciological and paleomagnetic work. In this time 24 peaks were climbed of which 17 were first ascents. The heights were in the range of 5000 to 8000 feet, with typically 4000 feet of serious climbing. The nature of the climbing varied from rotten, extremely gendarmed ridges to good granite and excellent snow and ice routes. The personnel was M. H. Key, leader, F. Ekman, T. Friese-Greene, A. Husselbury, J. Lovering, G. J. Pert, scientific organiser, J. Taylor, H.D.D. Watson.

Michael H. Key, Imperial College of Science and Technology