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Greenland Sea to Summit 2022

This team of six set out from Uummannaq on 05 July, paddling north through fjords and tidal mud flats before portaging a 20km section of land which connected a series of small lakes. Once past the portage, the party were able to make two first ascents on the impressive red granite domes on this section of coast: ‘Fish are Friends’ (200m, 5.9+) and ‘Wears Your Paddle’ (250m, 5.11-). Further north, they arrived at the cliff known locally as Agparssuit. Here the three men repeated ‘Seagull’s Garden’ while the women established a new route ‘Time is a Construct’ (400m, 5.11/A2) in a 50-hour push. However, the expedition’s main objective was the first free ascent of Qaersorsuaq (also known as Sanderson’s Hope), a 900m wall which rises directly out of the Arctic Ocean. In this they were successful, overcoming challenging weather across twenty days on the wall to establish ‘Sea Barge Circus’ (900m, 5.11+).

June - August 2022
Bronwyn Hodgins, Jacob Cook, Kelsey Watts, Zack Goldberg-Poch, Angela VanWiemeersch and Jaron Pham

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