Hiking Mt. Dundas, Greenland

Paul and I are in Thule, doing some work for GrIT (Greenland Inland Traverse). After work we decided to do the classic climb of Mt Dundas- which is a steep but flat topped mountain just outside of town. Here’s a couple pics.


Picture of Thule taken from the air during the 1960’s, Mt Dundas in background. The trail up the mountain is highlighted in red

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View from the top, looking north over Wolstenholme Fjord


The view of Thule as it is today.


6 thoughts on “Hiking Mt. Dundas, Greenland

  • I was stationed @ Fhule AB, Greenland from Jan 1, 1958 until Jun 1, 1958 when I was transferred to Offutt AFB Bellevue, NE. I would like, if possible, to be refreshed ref; The height of Mt. Dundas in Feet. Thank you! Forrest Slater, Jr. USAF 1956-60.

    • Wow Forrest, you were in Thule during its heyday! That must have been a very busy, exciting, scary time! Thanks for your service! Mt. Dundas shoots straight out of the sea and tops out at 724ft.

  • Hey, I was showing my boyfriend pictures of Greenland to show him where I traveled…in 2007 I climb Mt Dundas and wrote my name on a rock at the top…and I was thinking how cool would it be to zoom in and see my name…well I did…and there it was!!! Erica Riley Nova Scotia!!!!!! Just thought I’d share this cool experience with you! Thanks :)

  • I was stationed at Thule from June of 1955 to June of 1956.I was in the Army as a radio operator, but the ground forces at Thule used telephone communications. Time on my hands. When an audition notice was posted for an announcer opening at radio station KBIC [Keerist, But It’s Cold], I went for it. I was picked by the USAF major [Mortenson] to report to South Mountain, where the tv station [KOLD, Channel 8, LOGO = black eight-ball]. They had a big map of the world on the wall behind me, and I did a live news telecast from 11:00 PM to 11:30 PM each night. I was broken in by an old pro, Ed Dawkins, a six-stripe-er in the USAF, who, Ted Williams-like, had served in WW II, then got called back up for Korea and decided to go for 20. From noon or one pm each day I had the teletype pouring out news. My job was to go through it all and select stories for the night broadcast. I was Army and the rest of the staff was all Air Force. We got along great and they were a great team to work with. Major Mortenson was the type of officer you hope to serve. He was soft-spoken, laid back, knowledgeable … you just wanted to get it right under his guidance. Thanks for this page and the opportunity to recall those beautiful memories.
    Tom Corrigan, KOLD-TV, Channel 8 – Thule Air Force Base, Greenland, signing off.

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