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LIVERPOOL LAND (Scoresby Sound fjord)
A fantastic opportunity to explore on foot and make rare ascents and descents of remote arctic summits in this amazing and rarely visited region of the High Arctic. A fabulous and beautiful arctic vista of alpine peaks, immense glaciers and ice berg filled fjords. A genuine opportunity for true exploration, with more stable weather than the more commonly visited regions of the south.
Tangent Expeditions is the leading authority on mountaineering expeditions to Greenland and has previously organised 20 expeditions to Liverpool Land. Tangent remains committed to running such expeditions on minimal margins to allow people to appreciate the true and awe inspiring beauty of these remote polar regions.
The group will meet in Reykjavik before flying the next morning over the ice filled Denmark Straits up to the remote outpost of Constable Point in north east Greenland. From here onward we will travel by privately chartered boat, across the Hurry Fjørd, and then trek into the mountains of Liverpool Land.
Base camp will be established at the landing point on the coast from where day walks will be made to explore the surrounding area. Once the group have a good feel for the area and have identified further objectives for the remainder of the trip, the group will likely move base camp once. From advance base camp this will allow access to further inland trekking peaks, coastal walks and glacier exploration.
Accommodation in Iceland is provided on a Bed & Breakfast basis, and other meals are not included in Iceland. Expedition food will be provided on a full board basis for the time spent on expedition in Greenland. This will include camping style food during transit at Constable Point airport. If clients choose to eat in the airport canteen this is not included and should be paid for locally in Danish crowns or by credit/debit card.
At the start of the expedition there will be approximately 20 hours of daylight each day. Reducing to 18 hours by the end of the trip.
Liverpool Land typical enjoys long periods of very stable and dry weather during the summer months, with only light winds and low humidity. It therefore usually feels significantly warmer than the air temperatures suggest.
Level of Camping
The expedition will involve camping in summer arctic conditions on dry ground with daytime temperatures between 8'c and 16'c and night time temperatures down to 5'c. Individuals and tent pairs will be expected to cook their own food as tent teams.
Experience & Fitness Required
The group will embark on day walks which will usually be of around 6-8 hours but may on occasions be up to 10 hours. Occasionally walks may include small amounts of low grade scrambling if required and the leader will be carry a rope and suitable protection to safe guard any such sections. No rock climbing experience is required. There is no requirement to join the group on all walks and there is flexibility to split the group on some days, subject to the leader's assurance that sub groups are adequately experienced to operate independently. Clients should be fit enough to carry out the equivalent of 6-8 hour mountain walking days and have no significant knee or back problems.
Tangent will provide North Face tents, floor insulation, MSR stoves, fuel bottles, fuel cans, fuel funnels, stove spares kits, lighters, pans, white gas fuel, food, toilet paper, toilet digging tool, maps & aerial reconnaissance photos, GPS, group survival shelter, emergency flares, PLB (emergency locator beacon), rifle & ammunition (Polar Bear deterrent), VHF air band radio, walkie talkie radios, satellite telephone & solar re-charging system, base camp medical kit, mountain first aid, general spares and repair kit, ropes & scrambling/climbing/crevasse equipment for security on steep ground and glacier travel.
Clients will need to provide their own large rucksack/travel bag, 40+ litre daysack for day walks, sleeping bag rated to 0'c, sleeping mattress, water/windproof jacket and trousers, good quality walking boots, ice axe, lightweight crampons, hat/gloves, 100% UV sun glasses, 1 litre metal flask, 1 litre water bottle, eating/drinking cup/bowl/utensils, compass, knife, GPS or compass, walking poles (optional).
See our insurance site www.insuregreenland.com for details.
Min 4 (including leader) Max 8
To be confirmed.
Personal Service - all prospective clients are welcome to visit us at our home in Cumbria or Paul Walker will travel to any part of the mainland UK free of charge to meet with you and discuss the expedition in more detail and show you maps and photographs. We believe this benchmark service is offered by no other expedition travel company and supports our commitment to providing an ultimate level of high quality personal service.