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Greenland climbing: Christian Eide and team on Gunnbjørn Fjeld.

Posted: Jun 16, 2010 06:03 pm EDT

After climbing The Dome (3683m) and Cone (3669m), Norwegians Christian Eide, Silje Molid, Jan Bakken, Trond Sundby and Diane Kearns summited the highest mountain on Greenland, Gunnbjørn Fjeld (3694m).

The summit day

Christian described the summit day as follows on his website, We walked and smiled all through the day in fine weather. The 360 degree view from the top was fantastic.

Below us lay razor sharp edges all around the horizon. Gunnbjørns Fjeld is frequently called the Eighth Summit. The view is extraordinary compared with the view from Dome and Cone. Waiting to climb Gunnbjørns Fjeld as the last summit was the right choice.

After the climb

The day after the summit was an exciting climb on glaciers and a peak of 3266 meters, wrote Christian. On the way back we enjoyed a fantastic descent in 10 cm powder snow. Jan finished the last 4 km of the trip wearing shorts.

While they waited for the plane to pick them up the day after they were skiing and climbed a nameless peak close to Gunnbjørns Fjeld. We were picked up by a Twin Otter at 9 p.m. It was a special experience. With some extra weight from another group the aircraft struggled for approximately one km on the glacier before it barely took off from the snow. We had another great flight. And then the memory cards of the cameras were full.

These mountains are just great

After the climb Christian said to ExplorersWeb, Why this area is little visited by mountaineers seems strange to me. The mountains here are just great!!

Links
Greenland climb:
Christian Eides Latitude Expeditions - Norway
Christian Eide - Norway map and photos

Webcam and weather conditions at Summit Camp on the Greenland Ice Cap
World Wide Weather for Expeditions
Danish Meteorological Institute (Greenland weather)

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The mountains here are just great!! Image sent over Contact5 (click to enlarge)
Image by Christian Eide courtesy Christian Eide, SOURCE
The 360 degree view from the top was fantastic. Image sent over Contact5 (click to enlarge)
Image by Christian Eide courtesy Christian Eide, SOURCE
The team (click to enlarge)
courtesy Christian Eide, SOURCE
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