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Eqi glacier, Greenland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne
N 69° 46.585 W 050° 12.580
22W E 530490 N 7741137
Quick Description: The Eqi Glacier, the calwing glacier.
Location: Greenland
Date Posted: 11/29/2012 2:48:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMFTMD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 5

Long Description:
One of the most amazing sceneries in Greenland you will find at the Eqi glacier. The glacier is also known as “the calving glacier” because it is very often calving big pieces of ice which fall into the sea causing big vawes. If you are lucky to watch this you will also hear the sound of thunder when the ice breaks.

The French scientist Paul Emilie Victor (1907-1995) lived in Greenland for several years. He studied the icecap and his base was close to the Eqi glacier. You can still see the cottage where he lived.

He did expeditions to the icecap from 1948 to 1953. After World War 2 he used caterpillars from the American army to transport scientific equipment to the icecap. He choose Eqi because it is very easy to reach the icecap from here.


If you do an overnight stay at Ice Camp Eqi, you have the opotunity to hike to the glacier. There is a hiking trail to the rim. It will take you about 2 hours to reach the rim depending on your physically condition. You don’t need to do any dangerous climbing and the trail is well marked. The coordinates was made September 2009. Perhaps it isn’t possible for you to be exactly at the same spot. You must stay on the moraine layer and don’t attempt to walk on the ice.

The glaicer can also be seen/visited by boat. Boattrips can be booked from Ilulisat. The cordinates of this waymark marks a safe spot on land from where you can see the glacier. You are wellcome to log this Waymark from a boattrip as well.
Mountain / landmass name: Ice cap of Greenland

Park name (if any): Ice Camp Eqi

Glacier type: ice

Parking / trail head / boat launch:
Ilulissat Tourist Nature
P.O. box 169
Ilulissat, Greenland
3952


Travel time (approximate): 3:00 AM

Final access method: Hiking trail

Safe viewing location: N 69° 46.585 W 050° 12.580

Photograph submitted: yes

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