Mont Forel

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Mont Forel
Location of Mont Forel within Greenland
Highest point
Elevation3,383 m (11,099 ft)
Prominence1,581 m (5,187 ft)
Coordinates66°56′06″N 36°47′15″W / 66.93500°N 36.78750°W / 66.93500; -36.78750Coordinates: 66°56′06″N 36°47′15″W / 66.93500°N 36.78750°W / 66.93500; -36.78750
LocationSermersooq, Greenland
Parent rangeSchweizerland

Mont Forel is a mountain in King Christian IX Land, Sermersooq Municipality, Greenland. It is part of the Schweizerland range, also known as 'Schweizerland Alps'.[1]

This peak is located in a popular climbing destination, together with the Watkins Range to the northeast and the Stauning Alps further north.[2]


The mountain was named in 1912 by Swiss geophysicist and Arctic explorer Alfred De Quervain[3] after his Greenland icecap crossing from Godhavn (Qeqertarsuaq) on the west, to Sermilik Fjord on the eastern side.[4]

Mont Forel was first climbed by a Swiss expedition of the Akademischer Alpen-Club of Zürich led by André Roch in 1938.[5][6]


Mont Forel is the highest peak outside of the area of the Watkins Range, where the highest mountain, Gunnbjørn Fjeld rises, it is located just north of the Arctic Circle in the Schweizerland Alps, north of Sermilik, near Ammassalik Island. Its elevation is 3,383 metres (11,099 ft) and there is an ice dome at the top of the mountain;[7] the Crown Prince Frederick Range stretches northeastwards to the northeast of Mont Forel.[8]

Defense Mapping Agency map of Greenland sheet.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Schweizerland". Mapcarta. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Climbing and Mountaineering in Greenland". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  3. ^ Alfred de Quervain's Swiss Greenland expeditions, 1909 and 1912 in Polar Record, Cambridge Journals by William Barr
  4. ^ The Swiss Expedition to Greenland 1938. André Roch
  5. ^ AAJ - Greenland, Mt. Forel, Climbs And Expeditions
  6. ^ Mountain Info. Greenland 2006 Climb Magazine. January 2008 issue, p. 70
  7. ^ AAJ - Greenland, Mt. Forel, Climbs And Expeditions
  8. ^ Climbgreenland - Mont Forel 3360 m

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