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Greenland 1995

This gallery shows pictures from the 1995 Clachaig Mountaineering Club Greenland Expedition where a team of seven visited a remote area in arctic East Greenland to climb mountains, most of which had never had an ascent before. We were flown in from Iceland via a small ex-military airstrip on the island of Kulusuk and the twin otter plane fitted with skiis dropped us on the huge Kristian Glacier. We were to camp on glaciers for the next 3 weeks and used skiis to move around to the foot of the mountains. Our equipment was stored in pulks (large sledges) which we could drag along the snow whilst skiing. See also Brian's other trips at his website Wilderness Travels .
Our journey to Greenland from Scotland
Our journey to Greenland from Scotland
My unfortunate pre-expedition accident!
My unfortunate pre-expedition accident!
Camp on kulusuk- our first stop before the glaciers
Camp on kulusuk- our first stop before the glaciers
The village of kulusuk
The village of kulusuk
Grim weather in kulusuk
Grim weather in kulusuk
Coastal Greenland from the twin outter
Coastal Greenland from the twin outter
Map showing our base camp approx position
Map showing our base camp approx position
The Twin Otter drops us on Kristian Glacier
The Twin Otter drops us on Kristian Glacier
Greenland, During 3 days of bad weather at base camp
Greenland, During 3 days of bad weather at base camp
Scott and Gavin have tea
Scott and Gavin have tea
Weather clearing at base camp on Kristian Glacier, Greenland
Weather clearing at base camp on Kristian Glacier, Greenland
Alison at base camp
Alison at base camp
Resting on the pulk
Resting on the pulk
The pulks are an efficient way to carry loads on snow
The pulks are an efficient way to carry loads on snow
Brian
Brian
It got hot in the afternoon sun
It got hot in the afternoon sun
Alison at camp
Alison at camp
Wide open spaces
Wide open spaces
Ascent in the dark- we didn't quite have 24hour daylight here
Ascent in the dark- we didn't quite have 24hour daylight here
Alison and Douglas at camp
Alison and Douglas at camp
Brian with our lifeline- the MSR stove
Brian with our lifeline- the MSR stove
Greenland- Camping on snow was fun- there was no problems with space to put the tents!
Greenland- Camping on snow was fun- there was no problems with space to put the tents!
Twilight
Twilight
We climbed the hill behind camp
We climbed the hill behind camp
Greenland, Glacier confluence camp
Greenland, Glacier confluence camp
Douglas and Gavin in the beautiful arctic light
Douglas and Gavin in the beautiful arctic light
Douglas and Gavian at 330am after a long day
Douglas and Gavian at 330am after a long day
Sponsors Food Giant
Sponsors Food Giant
Gavin eating Walkers Shortbread in Greenland
Gavin eating Walkers Shortbread in Greenland
Gavin at twilight
Gavin at twilight
Light on the glacier crevaces
Light on the glacier crevaces
Pulk pulled by Gavin- we shared pulks and took turns in pulling
Pulk pulled by Gavin- we shared pulks and took turns in pulling
Pulk travel
Pulk travel
Sun setting over the snow
Sun setting over the snow
Final area that we climbed
Final area that we climbed
Gavin approaching our final mountain
Gavin approaching our final mountain
Gavin looking to our final and probably best mountain ascent
Gavin looking to our final and probably best mountain ascent
The twin otter arrives to pick us up- only a day late!
The twin otter arrives to pick us up- only a day late!
Gulfoss- We had a few days in Iceland on the return to Scotland
Gulfoss- We had a few days in Iceland on the return to Scotland