The Stauning Alps are an Alpine coastal region of granite peaks 500km north of the Arctic Circle. They are within the North-East Greenland National Park, at 972,000 square kilometers, the largest in the world. The Stauning mountain range themselves cover about 2500 square kilometers, or several times the size of the Swiss Bernese Oberland.
- A guided expedition to the beautiful and remote Stauning Alps
- Virgin Siummits
- All-inclusive price includes all transport and logistics once in Iceland, food accommodation and expedition equipment
- Expert guiding from experienced ISM Guides
The highest peak in the region is Dansketinde at 2795m in the northern area of the range. The Stauning Alps and nearby massifs of Milne and Renland have a well deserved reputation for interesting Alpine ridges, gullys and vast areas of high quality granite exposures.
At this latitude glaciation reaches down to sea level and beyond these maritime mountains the central Greenland icecap extends uninterrupted to the west. The region was originally surveyed from the coast in 1822 by the Scottish whaler William Scoresby. They were then comprehensively mapped (to 1:250K) by the Danish Geological Survey in the mid 20th century. Through the 50s, 60s and 70s there were a few Scottish climbing expeditions to the region, and interest was rekindled in the 90s and 2000s with several trips in the last decade. There still remains much exploratory Alpine climbing to be done in the region, with many peaks unclimbed and most major peaks only having the most obvious route ascended.
The range has unlimited scope for making first ascents of virgin summits and ski touring explorationand with objectives for all levels of ability.