American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Greenland, Nalumasortoq, Cheese Finger at Three O'Clock

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  • Publication Year: 1997

Nalumasortoq, Cheese Finger at Three O’Clock. It was reported that Swiss Christian Dalphin led an international team that climbed Cheese Finger at Three O’Clock, an 18-pitch aid line estimated at 550 meters on the central tower of Nalumasortoq. The team (Dalphin, Swiss Jannick Flugi, French Patrick Berthet, and Italians Sonja Brambati and Paolo Vitali) arrived in the fjord at the beginning of June and alternated days on the wall fixing line. They had climbed most of the pillar in five days when two weeks of bad weather prohibited further ascent. They managed to finish the ascent in a 36-hour round-trip push from base camp, reaching the top on June 22. They encountered sustained aid of A2 to A3 and a crux of A4. (High Mountain Sports 168)

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