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Trekking in Greenland - The Arctic Circle Trail - Groenlandia

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Trekking in Greenland. The Arctic Circle Trail.

Trekking en Groenlandia. La ruta del Círculo Polar Ártico

Idioma: INGLÉS.
Autor: Paddy Dillon.
ISBN 9781852846244.
Publicado 14 Octubre 2010.
Tamaño: 17.2 x 11.6 x 1.2 cm.
Páginas 128.
The longest waymarked trail in Greenland, the Arctic Circle Trail runs from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut – both with airport access. The route traverses remote, empty, silent and stunningly scenic arctic tundra. There are excellent opportunities to see animals, birds and wild flowers and enjoy the use of free canoes and simple, free huts for shelter.

Seasons.
a summer walk, ideally from mid-June to mid-September, when the tundra is bursting with life; during the long winter, snow and ice, short days and bitter cold are the norm.
Centres.
start at Kangerlussuaq and finish at Sisimiut - vast empty landscapes inbetween!
Difficulty.
not particularly difficult, mostly gently graded, but with a few short, steep, rocky slopes but very remote; trekkers must be completely self-sufficient but basic huts are available at good intervals
Must See.
trips to the ice cap; visiting an arctic desert; climbing Sugar Loaf; Kangerlussuaq; Tarajornitsut saline lakes; paddling the lake of Amitsorsuaq; beach at Kangerluatsiarsuaq; views from Iluliumanersuup Portornga; the valley below Nerumaq; the valley of Qerrortusup Majoriaa; Kællingehætten; Sisimiut






Introduction

Geology
The ice cap
Wildlife
Plants and flowers
History
Culture
Travelling to Greenland
When to go
Accommodation
Health and safety
Food, drink and fuel
Language
Money
Communications
Trekking in Greenland
River Crossing
What to take
Waymarking and access
Maps
Emergencies
Using this guide
Postscript

The Arctic Circle Trail
Kangerlussuaq
Preamble – Ascent of Sugar Loaf
Optional Extension – Ice Cap to Kangerlussuaq
Day 1 Kangerlussuaq to Hundesø
Day 2 Hundesø to Katiffik
Day 3 Katiffik to Canoe Centre
Day 4 Canoe Centre to Ikkattooq
Day 5 Ikkattooq to Eqalugaarniarfik
Day 6 Eqalugaarniarfik to Innajuattoq
Day 7 Innajuattoq to Nerumaq
Day 8 Nerumaq to Kangerluarsuk Tulleq
Day 9 Kangerluarsuk Tulleq to Sisimiut

Sisimiut
Post-amble – Ascent of Kællingehætten

APPENDIX 1 Route summary table
APPENDIX 2 Language notes and glossary
APPENDIX 3 Useful contact