Entries by nzaht

Hunkering down

From Bengt: Approx. 0400 the wind came in and at 0600 when we normally start our morning it was quite clear that today would be a tent day. Wind has been stable right under 20 m/s with gusts way above. We have been outside only to do work on the camp.

Who’s in the rearview?

From Bengt: Another sunny day! We are truly lucky with the weather. Surface is gettin’ better and better and our routines is also getting there. We did 9 legs today, that gave us 19km. There is something behind us that moves, we think it is a dog-team, that is also crossing. Guess we find out today. […]

Bearing with us

From Bridget: Today we started our journey from dog camp. A camp with no dogs or in fact any camp at all. A perfect white flat spot amongst 500 kms of flat white spots. We skied for two hours in a straight line before Bengt let us take over the navigation. A poor mistake; each […]

Nansen’s expedition reaches land

“I have no doubt there was a pretty general consensus of opinion among us that we had had pleasanter work in the course of our lives, but these opinions we kept each to himself.” Having finally made it to land, Nansen and his team had to haul their sledge-loads up a steep and uneven gradient, […]

Dog Camp

From Bengt: It is a good feeling to have reached one of our goals. Today we came into Dog Camp. A place that looks like anywhere else here on ice, difference is that we have walked towards this point through the whole icefall. Our next goal is the old radar station DYE2 that is far […]

Over the bumps (for now)

From Bengt: Beautiful and cold day! We are done with the bumps, now its more or less flat, but still going up. Sledges felt heavy in the beginning of the day, at the same time we had wind straight in our face. During the day it got warmer and warmer, with good sliding. Last leg […]

Mysterious vehicles

From Nigel: Another day ascending the icefall. Good weather. Powder snow on blue ice and heavy pulkas made for challenging spots at times. Late in the day the terrain mellowed a bit. Nine hours on the skis with breaks. Bodies will take some time to adjust to the new routine. Weirdest thing – late at night […]

First update from the ice!

From Hollie: I’m walking across Greenland. Pretty sure it’ll be mostly flat. Wrong. So wrong. Day 2 will be known as a constant burn to the thighs, but in a landscape of breathtaking beauty. Starting off at 9.20am (a little later than expected) with snow falling lightly, the first hour whizzed by. Taking our first […]

Greenland bound!

The team made it to Copenhagen. They are now on their way to Kangerlussuaq where they will meet Bridget and Bengt and make the final preparations before setting out!

Point of no reason…

Before Nansen and his men could even get up on to the ice cap to begin the first crossing of Greenland, they had to reach the shore on the east coast. The sealing ship Jason had transported the expedition team from Iceland and once they were 20kms offshore they launched small boats to reach the […]