Qalorujoorneq

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Qalorngoorneq
Saajat.jpg
Aerial view of Saajat from the north
Highest point
Elevation 676[1] m (2,218 ft)
Geography
Qalorngoorneq is located in Greenland
Qalorngoorneq
Qalorngoorneq
Location in Kulusuk Island
Country Greenland
Range coordinates 65°33′N 37°5′W / 65.550°N 37.083°W / 65.550; -37.083Coordinates: 65°33′N 37°5′W / 65.550°N 37.083°W / 65.550; -37.083

Qalorngoorneq is a small mountain range in Sermersooq Municipality, southeastern Greenland. At 676-metre-high (2,218 ft)[2] its highest point is the highest mountain on the island.

Geography[edit]

Qalorngoorneq is located in the eastern part of Kulusuk Island, to the southeast of the Kulusuk Airport.

Walls[edit]

To the northeast and to the east, Qalorngoorneq walls fall directly into the North Atlantic.[3] The southern wall is the smallest, and the easiest to ascend. Its western wall is the widest, with a prominent pillar in the center falling into a post-glacial cirque filled by the Qalorngoorner Imerarpia lake.

Ridges[edit]

Qalorngoorneq has three ridges. Its southeastern ridge extends to the southeastern promontory on the island, with two distinct peaks: Saajat at 603 metres (1,978 ft) and Kangeq at 280 metres (919 ft).[1]

The southwestern ridge is the easiest route to the summit, petering out with several rounded trabants in its lower reaches to the south and southwest of the lake.[3]

The northwestern ridge falls from the nearly flat summit ridge with a series of trabants, the first and highest a rocky pinnacle, the other progressively lower and rounder, extending into the interior of the island above the central reservoir lake.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b O'Carroll, Etain (2005). Greenland and the Arctic. Lonely Planet. p. 206. ISBN 1-74059-095-3. 
  2. ^ Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  3. ^ a b Tasiilaq, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992

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