Overview from Uummannaq Fjord
|Elevation||1,170 m (3,840 ft) |
|Prominence||1,170 m (3,840 ft)|
Uummannaq is a 1,170 metres (3,839 ft) high, prominent, isolated mountain in western Greenland, located on the small Uummannaq Island in the central part of the Uummannaq Fjord. It entirely dominates the landscape of the island, its base occupying its entire northern half. Formed of granite and basement gneiss, it is the most prominent mountain in the Arctic part of the west coast of Greenland. The mountain is a landmark of Greenland and a tourist magnet, often reproduced in art.
The mountain has two summits of similar height (the eastern summit being the higher), hence the name Uummannaq, Greenlandic for heart-shaped. Deep chimneys fall to the south and the north from the col between the western and eastern summits.
There are several trabant bastions in the southeastern pillar, to the northeast of the black bands in the southern wall.
Black bands of gneiss in the southern wall.
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