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Rucksack Club Watkins Mountains, 2004

This was a smaller than usual 'club' expedition visiting the Watkins Mountains of East Greenland. Using the services of Tangent Expeditions to access the area, their aim was to climb the country's highest peak, Gunnbjørnsfjeld (3,693m) and make first ascents - mainly on ski - of other nearby peaks. However, on arrival, they were disappointed to find that a Royal Navy team had just climbed most of their identified objectives. Nevertheless, they were successful in making the first ascents of three peaks between 2,750m and 3,020m as well as repeating routes on Gunnbjørnsfjeld and Qaqqaq Kershaw (aka Dome, 3,682m), the two highest peaks in
Greenland: they also explored a previously un-travelled glacier.

May - June 2004
Jim Hall with Bob Kerr, Ros Murray and Rae Pritchard