This has to be one of the most
impressive positions for any town I have ever seen. The town of Uummannaq
(to the right on this picture) is
situated on Uummannaq Island dominated by Uummannaq mountain
which rises to 1170m. As might be expected, the red gneiss mountain itself
is a technical climb.
Uummannaq means "heart shaped"
though I can't for the life of me see what it's supposed to
The town was founded
in 1763 and currently has about 1,200 inhabitants.
Air temp: +7º C Latitude: 70º 51' N Longitude: 53º 53' W
These are pictures
from a cruise to the High Arctic in August 2010, from Resolute
Bay Canada to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland.
Pictures copyright Paul Ward.
Pentax digital equipment.