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North America, Greenland, Peaks above Pourquoi Pas Glacier

Peaks above Pourquoi Pas Glacier, East Greenland. On June 23, Alan Jones, Graham Harkness, Andrew Howick, Sandra Gregson, John Starbuck, Paul Walker, Lucy Walker and I as leader were flown to the Pourqoi Pas Glacier, where we set up Base Camp at 66°49'N, 35°49'W. We climbed 14 peaks, of which 10 were first ascents. We operated from a series of four camps on the Pourquoi Pas and adjoining glaciers, using nordic skis and pulks for travel and transport of our gear. A few days were lost to storm conditions. We made the following ascents. The peaks on which were found cairns are marked by an asterisk (*). Heights are approximate, having been taken by altimeter or on estimates. The initials of those making the ascents are given. P 1500 (66°37'N, 35°43'W) via east ridge on July 25 by all; P 2200 (66°42'30"N, 35°50'W) via northwest ridge on July 28 by JG, PW, SG, LW, AH, JS and to forepeak by AJ, GH; P 2100 (66°43'N, 35°46'W) via north ridge on July 29 by all; P 2180 (66°43'N, 35°44'W) via northeast ridge on July 30 by all; P 2080 (66°43'N, 35°47'W) via east face on July 31 by JG, SG, PW, LW, AH; P 2000 (66°42'30"N, 35°53'W) via north flank on July 31 by AJ, GH, JS; P 2000 (66°42'30"N, 35°52'W) via north flank on July 31 by AJ, GH, JS; P 2090* (66°40'N, 35°34'W) (first ascent by two Swiss on August 9, 1966 given by a note in the cairn) on August 8 by JG, JS; P 1650 (66°41 'N, 35°32'W) via west ridge and south face on August 10 by JG, SG, PW, LW, JS, AH; P 2400* (66°40'N, 35°31 ' W) via west flank and northeast ridge on August 11 by JG, SG, AH, PW, LW, JS; P 2000 (66°39'N, 35°34'30"W) via northeast flank on August 11 by GH, AJ; P 1990 (66°39'30"N, 35°34'30"W) via east flank on August 11 by GH, AJ; P 2370* (66°40'N, 35°28'W) via north ridge on August 12 by JG, SG; P 1800* (66°38'N, 35°42'N) via north ridge on August 14 by JS, AH.

James Gregson, Alpine Club and Karabiner Mountaineering Club,

Manchester, England