Showing posts with label Greenland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Greenland. Show all posts

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Ketil Mountain, Greenland

Greenland 39.000 kilometer coastline, cut glaciers into the slice from bedrock, left behind myriad numbers of summits and walls, which are tower thousands meter from the surface. There is a massive peak in the east coast of Greenland. That is called Ketil meaning “Shell Mountain”. Ketil Mountain is 2,010 meters high in Kujalleq municipality.

Its granite walls are alike to Tiningnertok’s another huge mountain in this area. Ketil is part of massive large unglaciated Rocky Mountains in the peninsula on the eastern side of Tasermiut Fjord. Ketil Mountain is a bit lower than Ulamertorsuag. However, in terms of popularity, it is the most Favourite Mountain of climbers due to its 1000 m sheer western granite wall. Ketil Mountain is considered the most challenging Big Walls on planet earth.

Ketil Mountain is a hard-won view due to its remoteness. The trekking to Mountain provides a true wilderness experience literally to die for.  To getting there is an arduous task, as lack of trails, stinging insects, poor mapping, brutal terrain, hordes of biting, make it a hidden paradise. The Southern Greenland weather never stabilized it can abruptly change. 

So, climbers have to be ready for weather change at any time. As off now, Ketil routes are not documented and climbers wanted Tasermiut should be preserved as a record less adventure area to following in the footsteps of others.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Greenland's Uncover Hidden Gems

Russian photographer “Daniel Kordan” in the recent times returned from a sailing excursion to Greenland, bringing back with him loads of stunning pictures that he captures the majestic beauty of the expanse between Saint Petersburg and Greenland. Well, for last few months, he lived aboard a yacht out on the Atlantic, where Kordan led photography workshops that took advantage of the remarkable natural surroundings. Therefore, from morning to night, he and his fellow voyagers explored wonderful icebergs, caves, glaciers, and cliffs at each landing. As their journey goes on, ever day promised something new discoveries as one day, Kordan stumbled upon hidden gems in the icy wild. He says; I was so admired with Jack London stories from my childhood and my Greenland expedition reminds me his stories. Luckily we had the great chance to ask the photographer a few questions about his unbelievable adventure.

He expresses his journey in exciting words; it was a unforgettable sailing expedition to Greenland. We used the yacht Peter the First to sail from Saint Petersburg to Greenland through Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Therefore, our journey took us two months to get to Greenland and the same time to return. We invited photographers to some stops on our way for weekly sailings around Greenland. It was a kind of photography workshop for them. Indeed this was our first experience to exploring “Disko Bay” and the “islands of Baffin Bay”. I wanted to travel more and more to Greenland, because this area has several remote and unmapped areas that are perfect for photography. Believe me, it wasn’t that easy, but we were captivated by the lovely nature and the chance to explore new areas every day. Our team consists on friendly and hard-working sailors. The captain of Peter the First and his crew made the world record quite a few years ago they circled around the North Pole in just one season. Therefore, we got a valuable experience and learned a lot of legends from locals. We’ve found gorgeous fjords and mountains, and we hiked up to elevations 1 kilometer above the sea to look at ice caps. Moreover, we’ve found a marmor cave leading far into the glacier, and we discovered an old whale cemetery. One of the most enjoyable experiences was bathing in the hot springs of Greenland. We’ve found numerous hidden beaches and hot lakes.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Friday, 27 July 2012