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North America, Greenland, Staunings Alper, Complete North-South Traverse

Staunings Alper, Complete North-South Traverse. The very rugged mountains, the Staunings Alper, which lie at 72° north latitude, were traversed for the first time along their entire length between July 28 and August 30, from Kap Petersen to Syd Kap, a distance of 170 miles, and then another 100 miles back to Mesters Vig, another 100 miles. The Cambridge University party was led by Keith J. Miller and further composed of James Bishop, Christopher Padfield and John Thorogood. Though they climbed to no summits, they crossed numerous high passes and explored a considerable amount of virgin glacial country.