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Timmiarmiut, Greenland | A 2012 Expedition

James Hipkiss

In the summer of 2012, Matt Traver, Mike Royer, Steve Beckwith, and Matt Bunn will explore the unclimbed walls rising abruptly from the fjords surrounding Tingmiarmt, a small island along Greenlands southeast coast.

Over 300 miles from the nearest civilization of Tasiilaq, the international team will explore the region and pursue first ascents of enticing peaks. A three day journey by boat from Tasiilaq/Kulusuk will allow them to reach the upper NE branch of Timmiarmiut Fjord and set up base camp. From here they will spend up to three weeks completing a number of first ascents on the numerous virgin walls, ridges and spires that grace this unspoilt Arctic landscape. For harder to reach areas (such as across fjords) they will utilise inflatable boats in order to access various objectives, explore the area and travel within the fjords. The expedition has so far received support from the Mount Everest Foundation, British Mountaineering Council, American Alpine Club, The Gino Watkins Memorial Fund/Arctic Club Award, The Alpine Club, Air Iceland and Iceland Air.

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