Ski traverse the Greenland Ice Cap
A PELORUS expedition, in partnership with Shackleton, led by polar explorer Capt Louis Rudd MBE.
Limited spaces are available to join world-renowned polar explorer Louis Rudd on a 570km ski-traverse of the Greenland ice cap in August. The expedition will take approximately 27 days and test both the mental and physical ability of all those involved, as participants are required to haul a 70kg sled in challenging conditions.
Participants will fly from Reykjavik in Iceland to Kulusuk on the east of Greenland. The next day, they will take a helicopter to Tasiilaq, where they will do final preparations and pack. From here they’ll board a boat to Isortoq. This boat trip is a beautiful approach to the starting point of the expedition, as the vessel weaves past icebergs and incredible scenery. The ski-traverse then departs from Isortoq, finishing in Kangerlussuaq on the west.
“Greenland is referred to as Antarctica’s little sister,” says expedition leader Rudd. “And for good reason. The look and feel of it is very similar. Once you’re on the ice is it very similar to a typical day in Antarctica: long days of hauling and short breaks.
“There are many challenges in Greenland. You have polar bears, crevasses and aggressive storms. You also have to be very comfortable in your own headspace. You need to want it. If you have any element of doubt, it’ll grow as you get tired. It’s easy to unravel as the demands of the environment weighs on you. Make no mistake, crossing Greenland is a serious undertaking.”
PELORUS have teamed up with Shackleton for the expedition, a leading name in extreme weather performance products, who were also the title sponsor and clothes supplier for Louis’ Antarctica crossing.
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