Yacht Destiny - Simon Christy Ski Tour 7-14 May 2019 - Day 4
10 May 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
Guest Author Ian Scorah
Clouds had rolled in but the promised cooler temperatures had not which made for a slightly more relaxed day today. We crossed the fjord with the intention of exploring the valley system immediately to the west of yesterday's adventure, possibly climbing to Point 1008. We gained the moraine north of the cirque below Point 1008 and enjoyed the view of the neve in the cirque. The team feigned interest as I recounted my A level geography explanation of how cirques form. There followed a discussion of Coriolis force.
After this excitement the rest of the attempt on the peak was a bit of an anti-climax. We were repelled by steep rotten snow and slabby rock. The ski down was surprisingly good with the snow staying decent on steeper slopes. We decided to head up Point 644. This gave a great 360 degree view and also a sighting of an Arctic Hare and maybe even an iceberg out to sea. The rest of the ski down was sporty with a mix of spring snow and rotten snow and the occasional patch of heather.
PICTURE : Janice, Amanda and Jason snow mobiling through the puddles on the fjord