11-Jul-2006 -- On a Tuesday, July 11th, we had bright sunshine and strong wind, banning all the nice mosquitos and flies. The temperature of air and water was about 6 deg. Celsius. We came from the canoe centre near the lake Amitsorsuaq, followed the “arctic circle trail”, and 16.00 p. m. we arrived the lake Kangerluatsiarsuaq, which is part of the much larger lake Tasersuaq. See the 1:100 000 map “Pingu” for details; for details of our hiking project c. f. CP N67/W53.
The map displays the confluence point CP N67/W52 nearly 200 m off the northern shore of the lake Tasersuaq, i. e. on water. What could a summer visitor do without a boat? We knew that during the hunting season some people will come over the fjord Maligiaq. Then, by smaller boats, they ship the river Itinneq/Ole’s Lakseelv up onto the lake Tasersuaq. But nobody was met between July 11th and 12th.
Despite these difficulties, we considered it worth to achieve the best position possible on land, relative to the desired CP. The minimum distance from the southern shore is ca. 2.5 km. Here we wanted to evaluate the area in more detail, because the map indicated that any approach from the north may end with a serious climbing problem, not to mention the one or two days necessary to arrive the lake’s northern shore.
4.5 km from the most southern shore to the CP was not the optimum distance, but we had a nice view (#2) north to the area with its steep cliff. It was 10.30 p. m., when the position closest to the CP (2.5 km) was made. Now, however, with the sun in north position, the photo “view north” (#7) showed not the wanted details. Instead of view south we preferred a view south east (SE) with the valley of our route to this place (#3). The view east (#4) allows for a look to the large peninsula that separates the two aforementioned lakes.
The other day, July 12th, we continued the hiking trip into west direction, beginning with an ascent to the 279 m-point (c. f. the map). From here it is nearly 3.8 km NNE to the CP, and we had a very good view (#1) down to it, although the reflections on the water surface may be a little bit disturbing. View #8 refers to view #1, the position of the CP indicated by a circle.