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.