American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Greenland, Alfred Wegener Peninsula

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  • Publication Year: 1983

Alfred Wegener Peninsula. Our expedition was made up of Emil Galehr, Heinz Grasbon, Berhard Grimm, Gerhard and Waltraut Huber, Helmut Koch and me as leader. We were carried by fishing boat from Umanak to Base Camp at Tuperssuatsiait on the western part of the south coast of Alfred Wegener Peninsula on July 14. P 1922 (6308 feet), P 1900 (6234 feet) and P 1850 (6070 feet), north of Base Camp, were climbed on July 16 by Galehr, Grasbon, Koch and me and on July 19 by Grimm and both Hubers. The latter two peaks lie west of P 1922. On July 19 P 1900 (6234 feet), which lies east of P 1922, was climbed via its south and west ridges by Galehr and Koch and via its southeast ridge (UIAA III or IV) by Grasbon and me. On July 21 and 22 Galehr, Grasbon and I traveled east and then traversed the ridge (UIAA IV) that tends northeast over P 1420 (4823 feet), P 1580 (5184 feet) and P 1833 (6014 feet). On July 24 Grimm, Koch and I climbed P 1100 (3609 feet; UIAA V), just north of Base Camp. On July 27 the Hubers and Koch climbed P 1600 (5250 feet; UIAA V), which lies near the northern coast on the western tip of the peninsula, while Galehr, Grasbon and I climbed the 1450-meter (4758-foot) tower just west of it (UIAA V). On July 9 Grasbon and I climbed P 1400 (4593 feet) northwest of Base Camp. We believe that ten of these were first ascents.

Karl Malin, Österreichischer Alpenverein

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