Taseq West fjord panorama




While we were high up on the slopes of Taseq West we heard a loud clap of thunder. At least that's what I thought it was - what the old Norse colonists would have mistaken for the noise made by Thor's hammer. But Mark, who was on his fifth consecutive Greenland trip, remarked that it was the sound of an iceberg calving. In other words a large iceberg breaking apart (giving birth to a "calf", presumably). The booming sound was loud and clear even though it had to have come from quite a distance away. It was the only time I heard one on the entire trip.


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