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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sledges - then and now

While the world is a very different place now to what it was 130 years ago when Nansen first crossed Greenland, some things haven't changed all that much! Nansen's expedition relied on being nimble and carried supplies on lightweight sledges…