In its April issue, the Geographical Magazine extracted from the archives of the RGS-IBG Picture Library this fantastic image of Kangerdlugssuaq taken during the British Arctic Air Route Expedition to East Greenland (1930-31). Martin Rickard and his team visited this site in 2018 – see their Expedition Photographs from his talk at the 2018 Arctic Club Dinner.
The article mentions that Gino Watkins took the picture although it would have been likely shot by H. I. Cozens, photographer and pilot of the expedition. You can find more pictures of the expedition on the page of Scott Polar Research Institute. See www.spri.cam.ac.uk/picturelibrary/catalogue/baare/.
Below is the 2016 satellite photo from Google Earth from a similar viewpoint – 68°10’15” N 31°52’18” W. The top of the photo is facing East.
The bay at the East point of Kraemer Island was used by the yacht Suhaili during the 1992 Bonington-Johnston climbing expedition.
Below are some great photos of Kangerdlugssuaq taken by Douglas Anderson, our fellow Arctic Club member.
The Gino Watkins Memorial Fund, under the joint trusteeship of the University of Cambridge and the Royal Geographical Society, gives grants towards expeditions that meet its objectives of guiding and inspiring enterprising young people towards scientific research and exploration in the polar regions.