Happy endings and F*!#ing cairns!
The last group of the season were 3 gentlemen who had signed up for 10 days +/- in the Southern Stauning Alps at the head of Scoresby Sound Fjord. Paul, owner of Tangent Expeditions, said that it was a relatively unknown area and didn’t know of any expeditions that had been there. This meant another massive boat trip to get there, luckily Tim (another boatman) had arrived with them and relieved me of boating duties this time as I was heading out with them.
After 20+ hours we arrived back at camp having summited Pythagoras Bjerg, although we weren’t the first we are fairly sure no one had taken the same route as us – minor consolation. The next day was spent in the tents, mainly sleeping and eating. As it turned out it ended up being a couple of days due to bad weather, not an uncommon situation during an expedition. We did manage a low level day where we walked round to Stormpynt.
Our last venture into the mountains was to attempt the mountain directly behind our camp (marked 2100m on the map) There had been what we thought looked like a sprinkling of snow several hundred metres above sea level the day or two before. As it turns out it was several inches, that made scrambling up massive granite boulders a slow endeavour. As always it was worth it for the view.
One of the RIBs developed engine trouble on their way to pick us up. So that meant the ‘Opal’ was called in to see if they could give us a lift back to CNP – What a way to end a trip!
We arrived back at CNP with a day to spare. The weather had improved so we decided to take in one of the peaks behind CNP.