Blog:
Norwegian/Swedish Greenlandexpedition 2007
On Iceland
From Iceland to Greenland
Day 1: A hectic day
Day 2: A great start!
Day 3: Sunshine!
Day 4: Sastrugi damaged the ski
Day 5: The repairs looks ok
Day 6: Another day in sastrugi
Day 07: Phone report
Day 7: Sundaydinner
Day 8: Over 2000
Day 9: A chilly day
Day 10: Less sastrugi
Day 11: Congratulation!
Day 12: Wearing facemasks heading for the top
Day 13: Snow everywhere
Day 14: Got stuck because of bad weather
Day15: Phone report
Day 16: “On the road again…”
Day 17: A beautiful day
Day 18: We are looking at DYE2
Day 19: Wind in the windsack!
Day 20: Phone report
Day 20: Phone report
Day 20: DYE2 and Camp Raven
Day 21: Heading for the west coast
Day 22: We met at last!
Day 23: Downhill
Day 24: Weve spotted land ahead!
Day 24: Phone report
Day 25: A taste of icing..
Day 26: We are there!
Report from Kangerlussuaq and pictures from the expedition

Report from Kangerlussuaq and pictures from the expedition

We spent two very nice days in Kangerlussuaq, with warm summer temperatures (+20 centigrades!) in very beatifull surroundings. On Sunday we rented bikes and explored the whole area. We saw some wildlife and most interesting we spotted 20 very large moscus! In the evenings we got very nice meals at the local restaurants. The people living in Kangerlussuaq were also friendly and helpfull, and we had all a good time. We spoke a lot with the other expedtition which came down at the same time, cheers to Charlie, Bjørn and Ronnie!

On Monday 4th June we all left Greenland on different flights to Copenhagen, Denmark, and further on from there.
We will be back with an extensive report from the trips in some days, but in the meantime I´ve put up som pictures.


The Bell 212 helicopter heading home after transporting us to Isortoq (thanks to captain "Uffe")

 


We got some help from two locals with dogsledges the first day


First camp


It's a long way


Sunny and very warm in the middle of the day


Evening


"Sastrugi", windcreated formations on the ice


Maria and Kristine

 


Thomas relaxing in the tent


sunny

 

 


Our solar panel

 

Ragnar holding the broken ski just before the second repair. The first repair held for 5 days and a lot of sastrugies!

 


Storm! A lot of snow in the air


Ragnar just entered the tent. Notice the ice on the jacket

 
Thomas after a while out in the storm

 
Snow trapped between our snow-walls


Inger in front of our tents and snow-walls

 


Better weather

 


19 degrees below zero (centigrades) and strong wind. Extreme windchill


Inger and Maria


Dye2


Visit to Silver and Lou at Camp Raven (trainingfield for C130 Hercules planes)


Maria and Kristine


Maria crossing the well known snowbridge over a 15 meter wide crack, not far from point 660


Water on the ice


Our pulkas is turning around sometimes!

 
Down towards 660


Just beside 660, a lot of water


On to the road on point 660. A big lorry did pick us up

Comments

Comment from SteinAR
Posted 08.06.2007 , 07:40

Its a beautiful day, and the sun is shining….. Lovely pictures from the wilderness, showing exactly what everybody knows- but very few can imagine: The enormous changes of the weather conditions. White out and sunny weather close to each other. And the fact that you have to pay respect to this, all the time, especially when you are out there on your own, challenging mother nature. Im quite impressed how you did this, covering the Greenlandic Ice Cap. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful time along with you across Greenland, sharing your thoughts and expextations in a marvellous way!! Looking forward to even more spectaculary pictures, if you have got some, and indeed, Im no doubt youve got a lot…….

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