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North Wales Southern Greenland

Five precious days of this expedition were spent waiting for pack ice to clear before they could land on the eastern shore of Tasermiut Fjord. Once there they split into two climbing pairs, Shepherd and Wilson attempting the right-hand tower of Nalumasortoq, while Thomas and Turner concen­trated on the other peaks. Progress by the former pair was curtailed after eight pitches when Shepherd injured his back and ankle in a 10m fall. Thomas and Turner were more successful, making the second ascent of the 1,300m 'Moby Dick' on Ulamertorssuaq and then climbing a 650m new route, Umwelten (ED/E5/A1), up the crack system between the left and central towers of Nalumasortoq, 2,045m, to a point well above the col, finishing just below the summit of the left-hand tower.

June - July 1996
Nigel Shepherd with Louise Thomas, Mike 'Twid' Turner and Ian Wilson

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