American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Greenland, Apostelens Tommelfinger Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1974

Apostelens Tommelfinger Attempt. A scientific-climbing expedition of the Trieste section of the CAI was led by Franco de Fachinetti and composed of Antonio Alberti, Tullio Piemontese, Giorgio Carpani, Giodo Cortese, Gino Comelli, Roberto Ive, Giorgio Priolo, Lucio Piemontese and Adolfo Varesano. For two weeks they were joined by Attilio Ter- salvi and Renzo Zambonelli, who climbed Igdlerfissalik (1752 meters or 5748 feet), Qaarajugtoq (1440 meters or 4725 feet), P 1540 (5053 feet) and P 1670 (6478 feet) in Lindevows Fjord. The main objective was 7550-foot Apostelens Tommelfinger, which had been attempted by various expeditions. During July they attacked the southwest face, fixing ropes and finding difficulties of UIAA V and V+. On July 13 they were to attempt the overhanging last 200 feet. They had thus done 99% of the climb when driven back by a severe storm.

Mario Fantin, Club Andino Italiano

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