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West Lancs Scouts East Greenland 2007

This positive 'invasion' of Renland in NE Greenland celebrated the centenary of the Scout movement. Although it was understood that several SMC members had been there recently, this is one of the lesser visited areas of Greenland. Existing maps are based on aerial photography. Expedition members were able to explore some 2,500 sqkm of glaciated mountainous terrain in the centre of the area that will improve knowledge and detail on the 1:50,000 maps: in an area they described as a 'milieu of spires and minarets' they climbed 32 separate mountains, all of which are thought to be first ascents. They are still waiting for approval of the names which they proposed for them.

July - August 2007
Dick Griffiths with 24 Mountaineering Support leaders, 7 Explorer Scouts and 19 other members of the Scout Network

Other expeditions nearby