|Elevation||3,694 m (12,119 ft)|
|Prominence||3,694 m (12,119 ft)|
|Isolation||3,254 kilometres (2,022 mi)|
|Parent range||Watkins Range|
|First ascent||16 August 1935|
Gunnbjørn Fjeld is located in the Watkins Range, an area of nunataks on the east coast, which contains several other summits above 3,500 metres. Its height is often given as 3,700 metres (12,100 ft), although figures vary slightly.
Gunnbjørn Fjeld was first climbed on 16 August 1935 by Augustine Courtauld, Jack Longland, Ebbe Munck, Harold G. Wager, and Lawrence Wager. It is named after Gunnbjorn Ulfsson, the first European to have sighted Greenland.
The peak rises in an uninhabited part of the eastern coast of Greenland. The mountain is not so often climbed owing to its remote location. Access is often done with helicopter or ski-equipped plane (normally from Iceland).
- Mont Forel, formerly assumed to be the highest point
- List of mountain peaks of Greenland
- List of mountains in Greenland
- Apollonio, Spencer. "Lands that Hold One Spellbound: A Story of East Greenland". p. 350.
- "Gunnbjørn Fjeld". Mapcarta. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
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