Mountaineering :: Trekking :: Ski touring

 

In July 2003 I was employed by Tangent Expeditions to lead a 3-week expedition to the Liverpool Land region of East Greenland. My fellow guide was Phill Poole and the group of clients were all members of the US based Appalachian club.


Base Camp was established with the help of a helicopter supply drop. From BC we made several hiking and climbing trips to the surrounding peaks and valleys. The rough underfoot conditions made these hikes challenging. Ironically once we climbed higher onto the icy glaciers the terrain became considerably easier. This was trip into a coastal area in Greenland. The terrain and scenery were more varied than that found at higher elevations on the inland ice cap. However the very rough and rocky ground made travelling large distances difficult. There is an added advantage of visiting areas relatively close to the main access points (in this cast Constable Point / Scorsbysund) as such expeditions are considerably cheaper to organise than those requiring skiplane access to the interior.


I have not written a detailed report of this expedition but these pictures should give some idea of the conditions that we found in East Greenland.

 

 

David Hamilton
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