American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Greenland, Tuno Fjord

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  • Publication Year: 1995

Tuno Fjord, East Greenland. Morag Martin (f), Steve Grant, Bill Powell and I were landed on July 18 at Tuno Fjord, about three hours by boat north of Kulusuk. We ferried loads for four days up onto the main glacier that eventually feeds Tuno Fjord. Grant and Powell climbed a shark’s fin of very rotten rock across the main north-south glacier between the northwest-southeast side glaciers. It was about 3500 feet high. The two-mile approach across a heavily crevasscd wet glacier took a full day of reconnaissance for all four of us. Martin and I climbed a prominent triple-summited peak southeast of the main glacier, ascending its north face through a hanging glacier and onto a spur of loose rock, which we followed to snowfields and the summit. The peak was about 4000 feet high with 2500 feet of climbing. Stove breakages forced a retreat to the fjord and a walk-out to Kungmiut, where we arrived on August 6.

Andrew Porter, England

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