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    DescriptionTrekking in Greenland - The Arctic Circle Trail is a guide to the longest waymarked trail in Greenland.Running from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut (both of which have 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 to enjoy the use of free canoes to cross the largest of the lakes. There are also simple, free huts available to provide shelter at intervals if necessary. This guide is illustrated with a variety of amazing photographs and its route is highlighted on continuous trekking maps. The guide also includes an optional extension to the Greenlandic ice cap. The trekking route in the guide is not particularly difficult, 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.


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    Title
    Trekking in Greenland
    Subtitle
    The Arctic Circle Trail
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paddy Dillon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 118 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781852846244
    ISBN 10: 1852846240
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WSZC
    BIC E4L: SPO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MTNG
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARCTIC
    Libri: ENGM5460
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 92
    BISAC V2.8: SPO018000, TRV009090
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13220
    LC classification: DL
    BIC subject category V2: WTHA
    BISAC V2.8: TRV034000
    Libri: GROE6000, TREC6000, TREK5000
    DC22: 796.5109982
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1MTNG
    Thema V1.0: SZC, WTHA
    Edition
    10001
    Edition statement
    1st edition.
    Illustrations note
    Over 60 colour photos, 20 maps and 14 profiles
    Publisher
    Cicerone Press
    Imprint name
    Cicerone Press
    Publication date
    15 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cumbria
    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