Trekking in Greenland: The Arctic Circle Trail

Trekking in Greenland: The Arctic Circle Trail

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By (author) Paddy Dillon

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  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 118mm x 172mm x 10mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Cumbria
  • ISBN 10: 1852846240
  • ISBN 13: 9781852846244
  • Edition: 10001
  • Edition statement: 1st edition.
  • Illustrations note: Over 60 colour photos, 20 maps and 14 profiles
  • Sales rank: 294,216

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At just over 100 miles long, and taking 7 to 10 days to complete, the Arctic Circle Trail crosses the largest ice-free patch of West Greenland. This splendid trekking route, lying 25-30 miles north of the Arctic Circle runs from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut (both of which have airport access). The trail traverses remote, empty, silent and stunningly scenic arctic tundra, and is mostly gently graded with just a few short, steep and rocky slopes. However, the landscape between the two towns of Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut is extremely remote and those who choose to take on this route must be competely self-sufficient. The book includes plenty of practical information on what to take with you and when to go, as well as on safety, travel and accommodation. Fully illustrated with a variety of photographs and its route is highlighted on continuous trekking maps. The guide also includes an optional extension to the Greenlandic ice cap.

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Author information

Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 40 books to his name and contributions to 25 other books, many for Cicerone. He has written extensively for several outdoor magazines and other publications and appeared on radio and television. An indefatigable long-distance walker, Paddy has walked the Arctic Circle Trail in both directions, and some parts on several occasions.

Table of contents

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