Greenland 2007

Thursday, 03 January 2008 00:00

We are Exhausted, 5 days to go....hopefully

5 days to go, were exhausted....O' Leary Family camp. (from Clare)3rd January day 53, 118km to go 1,029 km of manhauling done. S 88.9521, W 081.7612
Tuesday, 04 September 2007 00:00

the end is in sight

A call from Pat confirmed they were still going strong through whiteout conditions and strong winds. "We are less than 10kms from our grid ref. to come off, We are tired, hungry and battling through 100's of crevasses with very little visiblity... We have only moved about 2-3kms since yesterday..…
Sunday, 09 September 2007 00:00

Team Safe - Success!!

photo: Shaun, Clare, Johnathon and Pat. Johnathon was on a different team while in Greenland.Following a phone call at 16:45pm irish time, 13:45pm Greenland time, Pat Falvey, Clare O'Leary and Shaun Menzies have just come off the edge of the Greenland ice cap on to their first solid ground in…
Monday, 03 September 2007 00:00

Team 10km from ice cap edge

The team rang yesterday evening as they dashed to make the flight to Copenhagen this morning for Clare. They were 17km from the road off the ice cap at that stage, and were pushing on into the evening. They were excited but delighted to be nearly finished. (remember W. Greenland…
Sunday, 02 September 2007 00:00

Greenland team to make decision today

Photo: Map of western egde with rough route out.The trio called me on Friday evening to discuss their options, they had made some progress through the endless melt waters and were at approx 50-60 km from the finish. They are to battle on and aim for the first Irish team…
Friday, 31 August 2007 00:00

Report from Pat - Everything Wet!!

Approx. 80km from the western edge of Greenland, the 3 adventurers are battling with an endless maze of melt water rivers on and under the surface. Massive Lakes with a layer of ice on top about 3 inches thick break through to 2 feet of slush and water as the…
Wednesday, 29 August 2007 00:00

Meandering melt water

What a day! Due to global warming we're encountering a large number of melt water rivers, far more than normal for this time of year. We had to divert 9km from our route today as these fast flowing rivers are just too dangerous to cross. Shaun nearly lost his sledge…
Tuesday, 28 August 2007 00:00

Only 100kms to go!!

Photo: DYE-2, abandoned US Radar stationAfter a blizzard and 6 days of non-stop white outs we finaly reached Dye 2 on Sunday. It appeared out of the mist like some long forgotten alien artifact, a great white dome on top dominates the building which, untill August 1988, was constantly manned…
Wednesday, 22 August 2007 00:00

Running out of Food & Time 22/08/07

Pat called me on Wednesday evening in great form. He said they were all well except for his sled. "The conditions are the same with snow on the ground its quite soft and sticky as the day progresses, We are approx 80km from DYE 2, Our solar power has been…
Tuesday, 21 August 2007 00:00

Signs of Sun - 21/08/07

Photo: Pats broken SledgeAs the day progressed the blizzard relented and we could just see the sun briefly filtering through the overcast sky. Tomorrow, if we're lucky, we'll finally be able to use the solar panels to charge the battery packs and hence our comms gear and MP3 players.We haul…
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