Climbs 8K Peaks
Friday, June 25, 1999 6:21am (PST)
"I'm watching the Twin Otter land on the glacier at this moment, and, as you might imagine, it's a beautiful sight for us..."
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[Greenland: Just the Facts]
OF WHICH 85% IS ICE
BY ANY OTHER NAME
COLD AND COLDER
THE REAL ESTATE
Polar bears eat mostly seals and walrus pups but will also eat bird eggs, rodents, berries and anything else that is available. They can lop off a person's head with one swipe of a paw.
THUS THE GUN
TOO COLD TO SLEEP
Day 3: We load our ski equipped Twin Otter aircraft and begin the three hour crossing of the Straight of Denmark. After landing on the glacier we will ski for a few hours to our Base Camp.
Day 4-12: We will first climb Mount Gunnbjornsfjeld (the highest peak in Greenland at 3,700m) which will take approximately 4 to 5 days. After this climb we have many options open to us. We will pick three to four unclimbed peaks and study possible new routes on them. We hope to ascend at least two of these routes. If we have extra time and the weather is good, we may attempt an ascent of Mount Kershaw, the second highest peak in Greenland. This peak was named after Giles Kershaw, a well known Arctic and Antarctic pilot and explorer.
Day 13: Fly back via Twin Otter to Akureyri, Iceland.
Day 14: Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik and then on to the USA.
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