We did it!

20130802 T, J & P at Uummannaq summit 177kb

Tom, Jacob and Peter at the summit of the NW peak of Uummannaq Mountain

In summer 2013, Tom, Ian, Jacob and Peter, a team of young climbers from the Oxford University Mountaineering Club, partnered with Clive and Angela, two experienced sailors to mount an expedition to West Greenland. The aim was to set new routes on previously unsurmounted rock faces high above the Arctic Circle. Some 9 weeks, 2500 nautical miles, and uncountable breathtaking moments later, the team have arrived home safely and far exceeded their objectives.

To get a flavour of the expedition and find out what it was all about, check out our Summary and Highlights in Pictures, or for more in-depth information delve into the Expedition Diary and Photo Gallery. Meet The Team, visit the Media section for some of our coverage, or the Sponsorship page to see how we were helped to put it all together. If you want all the detail, you can skip directly to the technical descriptions of the climbing routes, and the final sailing report.

20130700 Horn summiteers adj1Tom & Peter, Ian & Jacob at the summit of the Horn of Upernivik

Route map


The team’s climbs

The Expedition was supported by:


The Andrew Croft Memorial Fund

The Arctic Club

The Gino-Watkins Fund

WC logo_black on white

spinlock logo_white on bluerab_logo_red

Alpine club logobmc_logo_with_standoff

first ascent logo

dmm_logo_2000px_red61-lyon-outdoor logo

2 thoughts on “We did it!

  1. Hi all

    I used to sail and compete in yacht racing with the Oxford Univetsity sailing club, I left Oxford in 2012 with my D.Phil in earth sciences

    I’m going to be on the west coat of Greenland this summer (disko island, iluissat, a place near kangerlussuaq and Nuuk) as well as narsarsauaq in the south and kulusuk in the east

    I’m a glaciologist and as such will be spending my time climbing up onto the glaciers, mountaineering and trying to get sea water samples from ocean terminating locations.

    I heard of your trip through some geologist friends and it seems we have lots in common. I was wondering if there is ever a time we may be in the same place at the same time, seeing some fellow Oxford adventurers would be good, I’ll be happy to show you some glacier fun times too!

    All the best and ill be flowing your progress with jealous eyes


  2. Tom et al

    Great to hear about all your adventures. Stunning photographs and brilliant commentary. Stay safe.

    Jeremy Legge

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s