Twenty years of adventure mountaineering in the great Arctic wilderness
- Jim Gregson
- Hardback (160pp)
- 10 Sep 2012
Within the pages of Exploring Greenland author Jim Gregson shares narratives of adventures and experiences lived in the impressive landscapes of the great Arctic wilderness. This is a land where areas still exist unvisited by humans and where the cycle of the seasons has revolved through aeons unobserved.
The Arctic, along with other polar regions, is under threat from climate change. This stunning book, beautifully illustrated with over 100 colour photographs, shows unequivocally what a precious wilderness the world could lose if the trends in global warming continue unabated.
Alongside a rich and throught provoking text, the images captured here are a treasure chest of environmental jewels. If rare places like these are despoiled or lost, it won’t just be the wildlife which suffers; the world will be a poorer place for all of mankind.
Jim Gregson has made many expeditions to Greenland, making many first ascents of unclimbed peaks and ranking amongst Britain’s most experienced Arctic mountaineers. His message in Exploring Greenland is one of conservation, and in these pages he shows us what we should strive to protect. Open these pages not to read tales of conquest but rather to learn of congress with the wild world.
'Uppa'– Perhaps; 'Immaqa' – Maybe. The words of the Greenland Inuit offer a valuable guide to a useful attitude for sojourns in the Arctic.
Jim Gregson had a lengthy career as a schoolteacher, and throughout his life an even longer (and continuing) avocation as an alpinist and ski mountaineer. He has walked and climbed extensively in the mountains of Britain and very widely across the European Alps and Pyrenees. He is also a frequent traveller to the mountains of Norway as a telemark-style ski mountaineer. As the pages of Exploring Greenland reveal, he has also made many expeditions to Greenland, making many first ascents of unclimbed peaks and ranking amongst Britain’s most experienced Arctic mountaineers. He is also a prolific photographer. His writing and pictures have appeared in numerous magazines and in the prestigious pages of the Alpine Journal and the American Alpine Journal.
- Title: Exploring Greenland
- Sub-title: Twenty years of adventure mountaineering in the great Arctic wilderness
- Author: Jim Gregson
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-906148-09-6
- Rights: Worldwide
- Publication date: 10 September 2012
- Edition: First
- Size: 190mm x 260mm
- Extent: 160 pages, full colour throughout
- Cover: Hardback
- Weight: 700g
- Retail price: £20.00
'Enduring images of the wonderful mountain glacier and ice cap world of this part of Greenland. To those, like the author, who are already committed to the Arctic this book will be a great affirmation of their addiction. To those not yet so affected it will surely encourage them to join the ranks.'
Derek Fordham, Alpine Journal
‘This is a book to tempt the most dedicated alpinist to give up on those 4,000m peaks and the tick list mentality – go where few have been before and explore. Buy the book, leave it open on the kitchen table and use the pages like a desk diary, turning daily, wowing at the wide panoramas and tempting horizons.’
John Allen, The Rucksack Club
‘The book is well-planned and the photos are stunning. At one level this must have been a book waiting to happen, purely because Jim has such depth of experience and love of the Arctic. He has produced a beautiful book for anyone who loves wild places, who dreams of visiting Greenland, or who has done so.’
Anne Daykin, Fell and Rock Climbing Club