The best snow kiting on Greenland is found between Kangerlussuaq and Qaanaaq. Golden miles of white snow and white horizons as long as the eye can see.
Start location: Kangerlussuaq/Søndre Strømfjord – Point 660
Start date: Between April 15th and May 6th, 2021 – start date to be decided together as a group by January 15th 2021.
End location: Qaanaaq (THULE)
End date: TBD
Maximum participations: 4
Total km: approx.2000km
Total days on ice: 20-25
Camilla Ringvold/Håkon Mæland/Kim Stake
We will ascend the icecap on foot/crampons/skins from point 660 in the south/vest of Greenland and walk up through the glacier. This journey takes 3-4 days. We will take our time, adjust and get into expedition mode. When the risk of crevasses is minimised, we will travel with kites the full distance up north and descend down to the Bowdoin fjord in the north. Throughout those days, we will experience wonderful bluebird days, light winds, and heavy winds, powder and sastrugi. No two days are the same. At the deep end of the Bowdoin fjord, will we be picked up of by local inuits and traditional Greenland dog sleds and ride the final 50km across the sea ice to Qaanaaq. Until the pickup, the journey is fully unsupported – meaning we will carry with them all food, equipment, weapon (yes, there are polar bears in Greenland) and fuel needed for the crossing of the ice cap.
To join this expedition, you need to be able to;
– have a good health and no need for daily intake of fluid medications
– kite downwind with pulk in 3-5ms. Up to 500 downloops a day
– ride overpowered downwind
– pull a pulk of 80kg
– keep smiling when the going gets tough
Join us for a remarkable journey and gather memories that will last you a lifetime!
Price: ON REQUEST