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Greenland : Vestgrønland/Kitaa

61.2 km (38.0 miles) NNE of Neriunaq, Vestgrønland, Greenland
Approx. altitude: 752 m (2467 ft)
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Antipode: 65°S 130°E

Accuracy: 60.0 km (37.3 mi)
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#2: View East, the arrow points to the CP

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  65°N 50°W (incomplete) 

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(visited by Peter Scharfenberg)

17-Jul-2014 -- For geographical details, especially the names and altitudes given below, we refer to the 1:500000 Saga Map No. 3 of the VIKING Polar Cruise Series “Nuuk”. Here the CP is displayed on a lake (5 km diameter, 730 m altitude) directly attached to the inland ice. In fact, it is an ice lake, even in July (Pictures 1, 2), in contrast to its big neighbor (15 km diameter, 710 m altitude).

According to the confluence.org headline the CP is "NNE of Neriunaq". Keep in mind that Neriunaq is not a village. It is a farm 5 km north of Kapisillit, just on the opposite side of the fjord "Kapisillit Kangerluat".

Our closest approach to the CP was 60 km after sailing to Kapisillit (see our report about the neighbour CP 64°N/50°W), but could have been improved to not less than 40 km, as the Godthåbsfjord (Nup Kangerdlua) is between the penisula Kangiussap Nuna north of Kapisillit and the land around the CP. Some sites on the fjord were inhabited in old times, but today only a geological reconnaissance mine is said to exist on the land around 65°N/50°W.

A CP visitor should sail into the Godthåbsfjord, either to the bay Aninganeq (and the mine) or to Eqaluit in the bay Ilulialik where the river Igaserup kua emties. In both cases the distance to the CP is 32 km. A somewhat closer site would be Anavik (22 km).

On July 14th we got a glimpse of the CP during our flight along the 51°W longitude from Kangerlussuaq to Nuuk. The lake with the CP is marked with an arrow in Picture 2. In the foreground one can see Taserssuaq (74 m) and its two islands of 140 m altitude.


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