American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Greenland, Gunnbjørns Fjeld, Dome and Cone, 1988

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Gunnbjørns Fjeld, Dome and Cone, 1988. Our expedition consisted of Lars Ogenhag and me, Sweden; Peter Herzog, Austria; Mark Jenkins, USA; and Helge Bardseth, Norway. We flew to the region from Isafjördur, Iceland. Except for Bardseth, we all climbed to the summit of Gunnbjørns Fjeld (3708 meters, 12,166 feet) on July 3, 1988. From the top we saw two other high peaks about ten kilometers to the south. Excellent weather made it possible to climb both. We skied and pulled sleds to the south, skirting the eastern side of Gunnbjørns Fjeld and establishing two more camps. The Dome was ascended on July 6 by Herzog and Jenkins and again on the 7th by Herzog and me and the Cone on July 7 by Jenkins and Ogenhag. Our aneroid barometer readings showed that the former is 3790 meters and the latter 3780 meters high.

Ingemar Olsson, Major, Marine Reserve, Sweden

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