Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

Cumbria East Greenland 1998

The western end of the Lemon Mountains is rarely visited, so offers good opportunities for exploration and first ascents. From a base camp at 960m at the junction of the Cocker and Frederiksborg glaciers where they were dropped by aircraft, this party (mostly members of Cockermouth MRT) were successful in making seven first acents: Icon Peak, 2,050m; Thunder Road, c 1,700m; Dome de Jenel, c 1,700m; Isabelar, c 1,550; Laurenar, c 1,550m; Eljam, c 1,650m and Lilevat, 1,650m. In addition, a new route (SW Ridge) was climbed on Chisel South, c 1,950m but two attempts on Crystal Peak, 2,025m, were unsuccessful. At the end of the expedition they skied out to the coast via Black Cap Pass.

July - August 1998
Steve Brailey with Pete Dawson, Ian Cousins, Chris Cookson, Colin Dulson, Jeff Haslam, Gwyn Lewis, Keith Miller and Dave Wilson

Other expeditions nearby