American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Greenland, Ingolfsfjeld Angmagssalik Area, East Greenland

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1973

Ingolfsfield, Angmagssalik Area, East Greenland. Information on two significant expeditions in 1971 eluded us until published in Mountain. Both hoped to climb Ingolfsfjeld (8698 feet), a peak that rises directly from the tide-water of Kangertitvasiaq (formerly Kangerdlugssuatsiaq). The Yugoslavs Marijan Cepelak and Nenad Culic made a very difficult route up the east ridge, some 50 pitches, which took them 75 hours. The party ascended other minor peaks in the area too. A University of London Graduate Mountaineering Club expedition was led in the same area by Michael Tuson and James Webster. For two weeks they tried to climb the south wall of Ingolfsfjeld, fixing 2000 feet of rope on UIAA VI rock, but they had to quit some 1600 feet below the summit. They then visited the area north of the Steenstrups Glaciers, where they made four first ascents.

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