Greenland Expeditions Underway

Greenland Expeditions Underway
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COVID drags on, but a few resourceful expeditions have made it to Greenland and are now underway. Belgian guide Dixie Dansercoer and three clients have set off from Point 660 on the edge of the ice sheet. The group plan to snowkite roughly 1,500km to Qaanaaq in the north. The group includes Matthieu Tordeur, who became the youngest person to reach the South Pole solo and unsupported last year. The team spent the first day meandering toward the Inland Ice through the heavily crevassed icefall. The warm late-summer weather has complicated progress. Pulling 110kg sleds, they have waded through several small rivers and are skirting around the widening crevasses. Straight-line progress has proved impossible. By day four, they had still not reached the kite-friendly plateau, ekeing out just over two kilometres after a full day. Dansercoer has admitted that he... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web



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