The Mirror Wall is a granite cliff 1200m tall, four times the height of The Shard in London, the UK’s tallest building. It is situated above the Edward Bailey Glacier in the remote & sparsely explored region of Renland, deep in the world’s largest fjord, the Scoresby Sund, North East Greenland.
The primary objective of our expedition is to climb a new free-route on the Mirror-smooth, West face of the peak. A climb of such scale & difficulty will be a multi-week ‘Big-Wall style’ affair. The team will live permanently on the wall in a hanging Port-a-ledge camp for up to 20 days. As much as 400 kgs of equipment, food, fuel & even water must be hauled up by hand to enable the team to survive the harsh high-latitude conditions & succeed at the high level of performance required to free-climb such a face.
Although demanding, difficult and at times dangerous spending such periods in such an alien environment is an unequaled experience; the hardships are offset by the unique perspective of the world that is gained & memories that will be retained for a lifetime.
On completion of this main objective a traverse of a virgin glacier will be undertaken to reach the striking summit of Grundtvigskirchen (aka Penguin Tower) where an ascent of a new route will be climbed in Alpine style (fast & light).
For the final chapter of the trip, with the aid of Pack-rafts other virgin walls & spectacular summits in the Øfjord will be explored and an ascent of an iceberg will be made from the water of the Fjord
“Looking for real adventure that’s not given to you in a game show format.
Being entirely dependent on your own skills for survival”
— Sean “Stanley” Leary, Unsung Hero