American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Greenland, Schweizerland, Schweizerland Mountains, Various Activity

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  • Publication Year: 1999

Schweizerland Mountains, Various Activity. A seven-member team was flown to the Tasiilaq Mountain Hut (built in 1996 and run by Hans Christian Florian) in the Schweizerland mountain region of east Greenland by helicopter in March. The three-week expedition was very much an exploratory one. Temperatures were more comfortable than expected and rarely fell to below -20°C.

The expedition made a number of easy ascents before skiing out to the coast to be collected by helicopter at the small Inuit settlement of Kummuit. Guaranteed winter conditions prevail well into May in this area and thus offer good opportunities for late spring expeditions.

James Gregson, Alpine Club

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