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Greenland : Vestgrønland/Kitaa

17.6 km (10.9 miles) NNE of Toqqusaq, Vestgrønland, Greenland
Approx. altitude: 291 m (954 ft)
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Antipode: 65°S 128°E

Accuracy: 70.0 km (43.5 mi)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View W from 65°N/51°W #3: View as Picture 1, the CP marked by a black dot #4: View as Picture 2, Atangmik marked by a black dot

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  65°N 52°W (incomplete) 

#1: View SW from 65°N/51°W

(visited by Peter Scharfenberg)

11-Jul-2009 -- A distance of 20-25 km separates this CP from the nearest settlements, Atangmik (on a peninsula) and Napasoq (on an island), both destinations of the Arctic Umiaq Line. Their ship sails weekly or biweekly between Manitsoq/Sukkertoppen and Nuuk/Godthåb. Provided that the potential CP seeker could sail by kayak or charter boat from Napasoq to the bay Aqaluk, or Patoq, respectively, then he has only 5-6 km to hike from the landing site to the CP – ascent from sea level less than 100 m altitude. Hiking from Atangmik avoids sailing but may require 2-5 days, as it is an expedition in unknown arctic territory rather than walking an established trail. (Last year Greenland´s newspaper reported of two polar bears, shot in Atangmik between the houses.)

While just being over CP 65°N/51°W during a regular flight from Kangerlussuaq/Søndre Strømfjord to Nuuk/Godthåb, we shot Photo 1 (view SW) and 2 (view W) to the CP 65°N/52°W. This place, as well as Atangmik, is indicated by circles in the pictures 3 and 4, respectively. Most of the lakes and other geographical characteristics could be identified by the Saga Map No. 7 "Manitsoq/Sukkertoppen" (1:250 000).


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#1: View SW from 65°N/51°W
#2: View W from 65°N/51°W
#3: View as Picture 1, the CP marked by a black dot
#4: View as Picture 2, Atangmik marked by a black dot
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