Ketil (mountain)

Coordinates: 60°24′59″N 44°30′44″W / 60.41639°N 44.51222°W / 60.41639; -44.51222
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Uiluit Qaqqaa
Ketil West.JPG
Ketil's mighty West Wall
Highest point
Elevation2,010 m (6,590 ft)
ListingList of mountains in Greenland
Coordinates60°24′59″N 44°30′44″W / 60.41639°N 44.51222°W / 60.41639; -44.51222[1]
First ascent1974

The Ketil (Greenlandic: Uiluit Qaqqaa, meaning "Shell Mountain") is a 2,010 m–high mountain in southern Greenland, in the Kujalleq municipality.[2]

Ketil's granite walls are similar to Tiningnertok's (Apostelen Tommelfinger), another massive peak in the east coast.[3]


Together with Nalumasortoq and Ulamertorsuaq, Ketil is part of the group of three massive largely unglaciated rocky mountains rising in the peninsula of the mainland which forms the eastern side of the Tasermiut Fjord.[4]

In the same manner as its slightly lower neighbour Ulamertorsuaq, Ketil has become popular among mountain climbers owing to its higher than 1000 m sheer western granite wall. It is considered one of the most challenging Big Walls on Earth.[3]

This mountain is marked as a 2,003-metre-high (6,572 ft) peak in some sources.[5]

See also[edit]


  • Greenland Tourism: Hiking Map South Greenland/Tasermiut fjorden – Nanortalik. 1996


  1. ^ GoogleEarth
  2. ^ Gazetteer of Greenland Archived 2007-03-10 at the Wayback Machine written by Per Ivar Haug, UBiT (Universitetsbiblioteket i Trondheim), August 2005, ISBN 82-7113-114-1
  3. ^ a b "Big Walls in Southern Greenland". Big Wall. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Tasermiutsiaq". Mapcarta. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  5. ^ Greenland Tourism: Hiking Map South Greenland/Tasermiut fjorden – Nanortalik. 1996

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