Entries by nzaht

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 […]

There they go…

We saw Nigel and Hollie off at Christchurch Airport this morning. They’re now on their way to Greenland to meet the rest of the Inspiring Explorers team. The countdown is on!

Inspiring Explorers in the news

Newshub came to pay Brando and Hollie a visit while they were getting in some last minute training in Christchurch, NZ last week, check out the action here! Hollie also took some time out from last minute packing to talk all about the expedition with Karyn Hay for RNZ’s Lately show.

Getting into gear

Inspiring Explorer Keith Parsons, who will be the expedition’s dedicated videographer, thought it was worth noting the amount of equipment he will be taking with him across Greenland, and as you can see…it’s a lot! It’s an interesting contrast to what Nansen took on the original crossing 130 years ago. A single Eastman film camera…

Trading tyres for sledges

Antarctic Heritage TrustThe team have been training hard ahead of their departure for Greenland, but with snow not readily available in Australia and New Zealand, they have had to get a bit creative. Old tyres rigged together and dragged across sandy beaches and dirt roads are a good stand-in for 60kg sledges pulled behind skis!