American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Greenland, Tasermiut Fjord, Kirkespiret, North Face, Previously Unreported

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  • Publication Year: 2000

Kirkespiret, North Face, Previously Unreported. It was reported that Danes Christian Ilium and Asmus Nørreslet made the first ascent of the north face of Kirkespiret during a four-member expedition to the Ketil region in August, 1998. The 11-pitch route, Gold Fever (TD+, 6b Al, 400m), was climbed in eight and a half hours. Descent was made down the northeast face to a high plateau. A piton was found at the top of the tenth pitch, suggesting an earlier party had climbed up the shorter, easier northeast face to join their route. (High Mountain Sports 199)

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