American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Greenland, South Coast, Tasermiut Fjord, Tininnertup, Northeast Face, Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 2008

Tasermiut Fjord, Tininnertuup, northeast face, attempt. Sarah and Tony Whitehouse attempted a major variation to the unrepeated Rapakivi Road on the northeast face of Tininnertuup (1,725m), the 1,000m route (28 pitches,1,300m of climbing) put up in 2004 by Swedish climbers Martin Jacobsson and Ola Knutsson. Rapakivi Road takes the large, steep, inset slab to the left of the prow climbed in 2002 by a Norwegian-Swedish team to create Qivitooq (VI F7a A2, 1,000m, 26 pitches, Blixt-Krane-Massih, 2002). Based in the underdeveloped valley that lies between the Tininnertuup Qaqqat and the Hermelnbjerg, the British couple fixed ropes on the lower section, then attempted to climb the prominent left-facing corners above the point where the original route moves right. Bad weather prevented a completion, but the pair hopes to return in 2008 to this area, situated at the head of the Tasermiut, south of the Sermitsiaq.

Lindsay Griffin, Mountain INFO, www.climbmagazine.com

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