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By David Hertel
From Sitka
Feb 27, 2012
Climbing a coulior of steep snow on the First Ascent of: The Ship's Prow, near Skagway, Ak

Does anyone know of a good guide book or web page that has good info on routes in Greenand? I would love to find out more about this place and its potential
Thanks,
David


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By Jeff Ludwig
From phoenix, Az
Feb 28, 2012

The American Alpine Journal always has info on Greenland.


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By Eric Krantz
From Black Hills
Feb 28, 2012
smoke break, pitch 5 or 6 (or 7??) of Dark Shadows

Paul gave a presentation here in RC a few years ago on Greenland trip they made. Some of the photos were freakin' mindbending. I remember him saying that they had searched hi and low and not much info (back then) about anything in Greenland. He may have info if you can contact him:

www.m-11.com/index.php#mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=0&p=5&a=0&at=0

Another google search shows you just missed him in Laramie! Durn it!

www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2012/02/rock-climber-paul-piana-to-spea>>>


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By David Hertel
From Sitka
Feb 29, 2012
Climbing a coulior of steep snow on the First Ascent of: The Ship's Prow, near Skagway, Ak

Jeff Ludwig wrote:
The American Alpine Journal always has info on Greenland.

So far, all the info I have is from the AAJ (1988, 2004, & 2010 issues) and Paul Walker's website, www.climbgreenland.com
I have contacted Paul and he says there are no guide books for climbing in Greenland yet, but he has plans to write one himself at some point.
As a member of the AAC, it seems like there would be some way to access Greenland specific accounts from the American Alpine Journal without looking up every edition since the 1950's when mountaineering on the island apparently began. I don't know if that is possible, and if so, how I would obtain that information. I have recently contacted the AAC regarding this, and am currently awaiting their reply. What I am more or less interested in is some sort of library/ database to sort of help me decide my objectives when I do get underway on an expedition up that way. I'd like to be prepared for a 2013 expedition, so I am focusing my energy on possible objectives now, a year in advance.
Thus far, I have yet to find a rope mate or any sort of climbing party for this expedition. It seems a bit difficult to spark a person's interest when you don't even know exactly what you want to climb and there is a year's wait before the expedition starts. I am going about this very early as I was advised to have obtained permits and all other documentations and logistics worked out 6 months in advance. Any and all information regarding my goal will be greatly recieved and appreciated.
Thank you,
David


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By David Hertel
From Sitka
Mar 1, 2012
Climbing a coulior of steep snow on the First Ascent of: The Ship's Prow, near Skagway, Ak

johnL wrote:
You're asking too much. Greenland is at the end of the world (or the beginning). There isn't a guidebook or database, just rumor and innuendo.

That may be true at this point, but the AAC has forwarded me several PDFs from the AAJ dating back to the 2006 issue, and has offered to assist my efforts further by skimming relevant info in their library. I have much appreciation for the AAC and if anyone else is thinking about an expedition to Greenland, please feel free to contact me. Perhaps we can help eachother out.
David


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