South Greenland Installs IAT Trail Markers

In June 2014, the International Appalachian Trail in South Greenland made improvements to the IAT route between Tasiusaq and Nunataaq

View of Tasiusaq Inlet, Sermilik (Isa Fjord)

 

part of the route designated in 2012 across the legendary Norse Erik The Red Land of the Eastern Settlement. 

 

The trail extends from Qassiarsuk (Brattahlid) to Narsaq, then on to Igaliku (Garðar) and Illerfissalik (Burfjeld) mountain.  It is the IAT's first re-emergence across the Atlantic Ocean, after departing northern Newfoundland near Leif Erikson's historic settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows.

 Nunataaq, with 800m (2,625ft) Eqalorutsit Killiit Glacier in background

 

This year's work included trimming branches and refreshing red paint spot trail markers on rocks, as well as erecting the first IAT Greenland blazes.

 

Now sheep and hikers must do their part to keep the trail open! 

 

Great job Birgitte! ... and the rest of the crew at IAT partner Blue Ice Explorer