Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

East Greenland

This international team hoped to sail into Timmiarmiut Fjord, and make exploratory ascents of peaks in the area. Unfortunately, due to weather and sea conditions, they were unable to sail into Timmiarmiut and were therefore dropped some 120km further north in the Kangertittivatsiaq region. With no previously documented visits by climbers it offered even more scope for exploration, although a 4-man team from USA, was already ensconced when they arrived: they had also been diverted from their intended area. A fixed base camp was established at the centre of a prominent series of granite towers, which they dubbed ‘the ‘Mythics Cirque’. Operating as two pairs, Royer & Bunn concentrated on the valleys to the south & west of the cirque, while Traver & Beck used an inflatable canoe to visit the north ridge. In this way, they succeeded in making the first ascents of a number of peaks between 1100m and 1300m.

August - September 2012
Matt Traver and Steve Beckwith (both from UK), Mike Royer (from USA) and Matt Bunn (from Australia)

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