American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Greenland, South Greenland

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1967

South Greenland. An Austro-German expedition was led by Toni Diirnberger and consisted of Ernst Lainer, Manfred Zühlke and Hans- Georg Voitl. Operating in the country above Danells and Patursok Fjords, they climbed on June 28 what was probably the highest unclimbed peak in southern Greenland, P 27.12 meters (8897 feet). Zühlke had to return on July 1. That same day the other three fell into a crevasse. Lainer was seriously hurt, but the other two managed to get themselves and him out. After a severe storm they walked 80 miles for help and he was flown out by helicopter on July 12.

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