American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Greenland, Lindbergh Fjeld Range, Lindbergh Fjeld, Multiple First Ascents

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  • Publication Year: 2001

Lindbergh Fjeld, Multiple First Ascents. In July and August, the team of Mike Berthold, Paul Campion, Jonathan Clark, Sam Dickinson, Chris and Vanessa Helliwell, Ben Irons, David Keaton, Adrian Pedley, and Paul Walker climbed a number of peaks. Jaetteborg (Danish: Jagged Castle, 3050m) was one of the highest unclimbed peaks in the Arctic. It is one of only two officially named peaks in the Lindbergh Fjeld, the other being Snebordet, previously climbed by Phil Bartlett’s 1992 expedition, which walked in from the Lemons (1993 AAJ, p. 169). Therefore, almost all of the climbing was exploratory, and all the peaks were first ascents except for the second ascent of Snebordet. All other peaks were unofficially named by the group or not named at all.

From Base Camp 1 (2120m), the following peaks were climbed: on July 27, Peak 2830m and Peak 2860m, and on July 28, Howvan (2260m). From Base Camp 2 (2320m), Sunrise (2610m), Peak 2670A, Peak 2670B, and Engaus (2980m) were climbed on July 31, while Jaetteborg (3050m) was climbed on August 2. From Base Camp 3 (2520m), peaks climbed were Mother (2870m), August 5; Father (2920m), August 5; Avatar (2590m), August 6; Steph (2720m), August 6; Nicola (2710m), August 7; Snebordet (3150m), August 7; and Pedro (3090m), August 7.

David Keaton, unaffiliated

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