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Stauning Alps Expedition

This expedition had both mountaineering and scientific objectives. They flew in to Constable Point in East Greenland, and from there travelled by skidoo to the base of the Roslin glacier. They skied up the Roslin taking scientific measurements on the way, then down the Bjornbo glacier attempting climbs on the way, and finally back to Constable Point by skidoo. The scientific work involved the installation of ablation stakes at locations in the Roslin glacier to repeat measurements collected in the 1970s, and to provide new data on melt rate as a function of elevation. In addition snow temperature and density measurements were taken at the stake sites. The climbing included first ascents made by the full party of two peaks: Pt2237m (PD) and Pt2191m (AD), but an attempt on a third peak of 1,777m was abandoned because of high avalanche danger.

April - May 2017
Molly Thompson, Jesse Dufton, Alistair Everett, Jennifer Roberts, Oliver Mentz and Simon Hall

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