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Greenland : Vestgrønland/Kitaa

10.4 km (6.5 miles) SSE of Claushavn, Vestgrønland, Greenland
Approx. altitude: 307 m (1007 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 69°S 129°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View north #3: View south #4: View east #5: View west #6: The GPS #7: General view (south) #8: View south to the CP (distance ca. 2 km)

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  69°N 51°W (visit #2) (secondary) 

#1: General view (north to the CP), one day later

(visited by Peter Scharfenberg)

05-Aug-2006 -- August 5th, 10.00 a. m. we left Ilulissat/Jacobshavn on board of the ship “Najaaraq Ittuk” (see CP 69°N 53°W), arriving in Ilimanaq/Claushavn 11.00 a. m., the starting place of a three days hike to Qasigiannguit/Christianshab. Details may be taken from the 1:100 000 map “Qasigiannguit” where, accidentally, the confluence point we wanted to visit is touched by the recommended hiking route.

This day it was cloudy with a little bit of rain, but the visibility was good. While hiking the last 2 km to the CP, we could see the location to the south, where a small brook (#8) comes from a hill. At 5.00 p. m. the CP was found ca. 50 m east of that brook (the brook runs in the green of photo #5, West view.

Soon the intensity of the rain increased and we were forced to put up our tent nearby the lake where the brook has its origin. The next morning began with sunshine, offering a second chance for a better main photo. On this photo, the water at the far end, where small icebergs can be seen, is the “lake” Tasiusaq, a branch of the famous Kangia icefjord. The fjord itself is not navigable, in contrast to the Tasiusaq. It is likely that this “lake” fjord arm allows for an relatively easy access to the currently unvisited 69°N 50°W which is otherwise shielded by the inland ice.


 All pictures
#1: General view (north to the CP), one day later
#2: View north
#3: View south
#4: View east
#5: View west
#6: The GPS
#7: General view (south)
#8: View south to the CP (distance ca. 2 km)
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