ARTIC MOUNTAINEERING EXPEDITION – 1 month to go!

Polar Training for prospective North & South Pole expeditions and Greenland Icecap crossings, followed by Arctic Mountaineering expedition to Liverpool Land.

The “climbing” icons represent potential targets for first winter climbs of virgin peaks or with very few repetitions.

The “tent” icons represent potential locations to set up camps for drop off and pick up in the glaciers, as well as a high camp in the Bjerring Pedersens icecap which will be crossed during our exploratory search for alpine peaks and virgin summits

The emphasis on this Polar Training will be on gaining good all round winter Arctic and polar experience and learning to operate safely whilst ski touring and pulk sledge hauling. The course will involve fantastic opportunities to travel on a variety of terrain including frozen fjords, icecaps, glaciers, valleys and sea ice. The small and dedicated team will pull pulks throughout the expedition and be camping in full snow and winter conditions, following Iceman Polar Race.

Once the training is completed on the first week, a small and dedicated team will depart from Constable Point by snowmobile with an aim to establish base camp in the Sødal valley where easy access can be gained on to the Bjering Pedersens icecap. This high icecap offers access to numerous peaks with unparalleled views of other alpine summits, glaciers and the ice berg studded east coast. Camping will be in full snow and winter conditions throughout for the remaining of the three week’s expedition.

The beauty of the area is that there isn’t any climbing history, guidebooks or detailed maps. It’s true exploratory mountaineering in its purest form. The more obvious summits have been climbed, but only by their easiest routes, so anything other than that will be a first ascent. There are hundreds of routes in the region, so plenty to go at! We’ll probably want to climb the high peak of Korsbjerg as well.

 

map-of-greenland

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