American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Greenland, Staunings Alps

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  • Publication Year: 1967

Staunings Alps, East Greenland. The Arctic Expedition of the German Institute for Foreign Exploration was led by Dr. Karl M. Herrligkoffer. As a preparation for the 1968 German North Pole Expedition, it had been hoped to send members both to the Staunings Alps, between 71° and 72° N. latitude and to more northerly Pearyland, but complications forced all ten to the former objective. From Mesters Vig they traveled on August 8 by cutter and rubber boat up Kong Oskar Fjord and Alpefjord to Base Camp at the end of the latter. They ascended Spoerre and Duart glaciers to the divide between the Duart and Roslin glaciers, where at 6000 feet they established their high camp. During the next three weeks they made some 34 first ascents and one second ascent of mountains that ranged in altitude from 6890 to 8925 feet. They climbed nearly all the mountains that encircle the head of the Spoerre Glacier, that rise on either side of the Duart Glacier and that line the western side of the Roslin Glacier. A full report and map appear in Der Bergkamerad of January, 1967 on pages 173-9.

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