Photographer's Note

This is not a great image from a photographic point of view but I thought it might be of interest as it was taken by myself in East Greenland in the summer of 1970.

During our university expedition to Scoresbyland, this was the only help we had with transportation - a half-hour helicopter lift across the Werner mountain range from Mestersvig to the north part of the Schuchert valley from where we had a 40 mile walk south to the fjord called Scoresby Sund.

Here we are flying across the mountain called "Kolossen" (the "Giant") with its two flanking glaciers - Mellem Gletscher and Østre Gletscher. Although Kolossen appears enormous in this landscape, its height is only 1038 metres. You can see the location if you click on Map:view.

I apologise for the poor quality of this image (which was scanned from a Kodachrome slide) but the main problem, I think, is due to reflections from the perspex windows of the helicopter.

In the workshop I am adding a picture of our helicopter having landed in the Schuchert valley - there the pilot is walking back to the helicopter holding a half-bottle of Scotch whisky which we had given him!

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