Storms, Deep Snow Hinder Greenland Expeditions

Storms, Deep Snow Hinder Greenland Expeditions
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Despite unfavorable conditions, the three Greenland expeditions are progressing across the Inland Ice. Norwegian sisters Aase and Hanne Seeberg are performing strongly on their east-to-west traverse. After 22 days, they are due to arrive at DYE II, an old radar station about three-quarters of the way along their 600km route. “They have found deep snow but have skied a regular 20km every day,” reports expedition liaison Lars Ebbeson. “They cleared the Summit [the apex of the Ice Sheet] before the last storm on the east side, so have been able to progress over the last few days.” Norwegian guide Are Johansen and British client Preet Chandi have had a harder time during their first two weeks on the ice. The first obstacle was the crevasse-ridden glacier above Isortoq on the east coast, which took about three days to surmount before... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web



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