I made really good progress on the glacier, I was almost flying up there, once I have passed the heavy part at the bottom. I was following melt water creeks uphill. I declared them as my friends. Melt water creeks indicate that the area is safe and no dangerous crevasses are around.
As moving more and more up the glacier the melt water creeks became smaller and smaller until close to the flat top of the glacier there were none of them at all. I passed Isaks Varde by its east side. There were two ways you could choose here. The one option was turning west in front of Isaks Varde, which looked feasible from a distant but required another ascent of 100 meters or more. As passing Isaks Varde by its east side looked equally feasible I decide to do so and move straight ahead.
Weather was not too good. It was cloudy but not raining. It was occasionally quite windy and temperature were slightly above freezing. Being now on the top of the glacier, I noticed that the altitude is actually significantly lower than indicated on the map.
I also noticed that at the top the glacier formed a depression. It looked like that the glacier top has lost lots of material from its bottom and to some extent even collapsed. The glacier top is in the feeding area of the Kuanerssuit glacier tongue which explains where the material has gone to. This glacier tongue has been galloping and has been growing by 10-15 km a few years ago and it looks like it has taken its material from here.
The collapsing led to high number of crevasses which luckily were visible as there was no snow cover at all. Some crevasses were really big and it was frightening looking down 20-30 meters. I carefully avoided to come even close and made some detours to circumvent the many crevasses in this area.
I now took a turn westwards to enter into the Kuanerssuit glacier tongue. There were still many crevasses here. The earlier mentioned signs of collapsing were also still evident. Starting to move downhill melt water creeks showed up again. But different to the ascent these creeks sometimes vanished into crevasses. Sometimes they just vanished into circular holes of 1m diameter. Sometimes they went into melt water lakes of which there were a few in that area.
Melt water lakes are very spectacular. Their crystal clear water, the many different shades of blue, the rounded shapes and forms of the ice that surrounds them, the small waterfalls that feed them with water cause a very unique sensation hardly to be captured by photography or any means of textual description. Hard to imagine what kind of experience that would have been at sunshine.