Birger Larsens Tinde

  • Birger Larsens Tinde
  • 2510 m.
  • Primary factor: tbd
  • North-East Greenland
  • Location: North 73.079140, West 28.456993
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • First ascent, June 21. 1998


How to get there: The mountain is located directly south of Larstind.
Route description: From the upper part of the Gregory Glacier one can clearly see three mountains on the eastern side. The best approach to all three is to ski up to the col between Larstind and Birger Larsens Tinde. I proceeded to climb the mountain on foot, but it became clear that one can (and probabely should) climb the mountain using skis (and thus reduce the crevasse danger).
Comments: A cairn was built on the top and this mountain is named after Birger Larsen, the Norwegian trapper who built the small cabin at the lower end of Knækdalen. Just as his cabin is the natural starting point for any party travelling from the fjord, then this mountain marks the end of the Gregory Glacier. Our 1996 base camp was situated just below these three mountains on the Gregory Glacier.
The view across to Peterman is very good.