American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Greenland, Milne Island, Scorseby Sound, East Greenland

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  • Publication Year: 1990

Milne Island, Scorseby Sound, East Greenland. From July 29 to August 18, Michael Garrett, Pamela Glanville, Margaret Graham, Philip Nixon, John Shrewsbury, Belinda Swift, Christopher Whitford and I explored the area around the Korridoren Glacier and climbed seven unclimbed peaks, including the highest on the island, P 1867 (6109 feet). We were landed by Twin Otter plane on the delta of the Korridoren River, where we had also been landed in 1986, when we had made one of the first visits to the island. We moved up the Korridoren Glacier to Advance Base close to an icefall coming from a side glacier that we needed to climb to reach our main objective, P 1867. We worked our way up the icefall to a high glacier plateau. We ascended three unclimbed mountains, including P 1867, in perfect weather. We progressed up the Korridoren Glacier to its summit and watershed. After two days, the party split, five members going back down to Base Camp for study along the coast of plant, bird and animal life. The remaining three members at the high glacier camp, climbed another four unascended mountains.

Malcolm Sales, Royal Geographical Society

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