Greenland 2007

Monday, 20 August 2007 00:00

20 km in Blizzard

Our progress these last couple of days has been somewhat hindered by continuous snowfall which sticks to the skis and sledges, increasing their drag. In the afternoon it really makes the going tough, especially today when we were reduced to a crawl, quite literally!Pat's sledge, "The James Caird", is really…
Saturday, 18 August 2007 00:00

Soft snow slows team

Our progress these last couple of days has been somewhat hindered by continuous snowfall which sticks to the skis and sledges, increasing their drag. In the afternoon it really makes the going tough, especially today when we were reduced to a crawl, quite literally! Pat's sledge, 'The James Caird', is…
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 00:00

Going hell for leather 15/08/07

We're now hauling well, making over 25km per day. We've 224km to go till Dye 2, a deserted US base in the middle of the plateau http://hornsund.igf.edu.pl/tmo/grenlandia/galeria/g_raven_en , and 444km till the west coast - our finishing point.We just found out via Sat Phone that Charlie Paton's team have had…
Tuesday, 14 August 2007 00:00

28 kms today in white out 14/08/07

We have just covered 28 kms today in whiteout conditions, we also confirmed that one of Charlie Paten's team, who we were with coming through crevasses, a belgium snowboarder was helicoptered off the ice cap yesterday, he had ligament problems. No problems for us and looking forward to making even…
Monday, 13 August 2007 00:00

480 Km to go - Greenland 13/08/07

Got a voicemail from Pat, he was comfirming we got the previous dispatch and also said, "Its 0607 in the morning, feet are sore, otherwise in good form, after a good meal and building up some strength to get them back on target for the rest of the traverse after…
Friday, 10 August 2007 00:00

Greenland dispatch 10/08/07

Well, we're finally out of the bumpy stuff and onto the snow. Unfortunately, the other team have two broken skis and bindings as a result of the previous rough terrain.We're still encountering deep crevasses but not so many. However, they have slowed us down quite a bit as we have…
Saturday, 11 August 2007 00:00

Greenland dispatch 11/08/07

Short message from Pat indicated they traveled 18km today and are finally getting momentum up... They didn't report over the weekend until yesterday as they were using their energy to pass the crevasses.
Sunday, 12 August 2007 00:00

Greenland dispatch 12/08/07

All is well overall, sadly we departed the other group as we are now going our separate ways. We are all suffering form the ordeal of the creavasse zone, Sean is trying to prevent crutch rot with Vaseline, Clare is suffering form sleep deprivation (probably Pats snoring), Pat isin't too…
Thursday, 09 August 2007 00:00

Greenland dispatch 9/08/07

Photo: Crossing snow bridgeThere were two teams that left Kulusuk at the same time. Ours and an international team led by Charlie Paten, an ex Royal Marine. Both teams are traveling on the same permit so we've been climbing the glacier together these last few days.Their team consists of George,…
Wednesday, 08 August 2007 00:00

Greenland Dispatch 08/08/07

Its been a tireing day! We spent the morning ferrying our sledges across crevasses, some quit intimidatingly deep. It was slow progress but by lunchtime we were out of the worst. Pat and Clare brought a second plastic sledge for light bulky stuff but I thought i'd be ok with…
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