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: We´ve 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

Day 20: DYE2 and Camp Raven

-23°C Calm wind Sunny and blue sky!
66.56387°N -46.53463°W | 2081 m | Distance today: 22km | Total distance: 390km of approx. 600km

DYE2, a distant early warning radar station operated by the US during the cold war. Built in 1960, closed 1988.

Today we reached the former radar station on the ice cap.. In the darkness we met two Americans, who kindly lent us torches so that we were able to examine the enormous building.  We took notice of offices, billiard table, pub, kitchen and kitchenware, gas stove with steak and  eggs in the cool and so on, all left in a hurry in 1988. Near by Camp Raven is situated, a trainingplace for starting and landing the Hercules airplane.  The camp is run by a nice and hosbitable American couple. They invited us to get in and have a cup of coffee, and they served cakes in the cosy and very nice looking tent. We could also use the bath room. Thank you very much! Or else we glimpsed the "mystical" expedition today, according to the DYE2 guestbook they are from the Faraoe Islands and Scotland.

In spite of a four hours break, thanks to good skiing conditions we covered another 22 km. It´s a remaining distance of 170 km to tahe West Coast. We´re hoping to get there by Saturday.
(Added: Some parts of the message was not recieved correctly, we did not glimpse the coast of Scotland, but we saw the other expedtition, whom are from Scotland and the Faraoe islands)


Comment from bloguser
Posted 29.05.2007 , 01:06

You may find a summary of the story of DYE2 (in English) on this internettadress:

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