American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Greenland, Upernivik Island, West Greenland

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  • Publication Year: 1972

Upernivik Island, West Greenland. An expedition of the Club Alpino Italiano’s Ivrea section was led by Giuseppe Patrucco and composed of Sandro Beato, Piergiorgio Bosio, Gianbattista Campiglia, Franco Cena, Nello Delu and Renato Moro. From Søndre Strømfjord they flew to Umanak and took a small boat to Upernivik Island, where they climbed for 18 days. They made new routes on Cima Piacco (6693 feet), the north ridge; Cima de Capitani (5742 feet), the west ridge; Mount Bullhead (6004 feet), the west face. They made the first ascent of a peak of 5709 feet.

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