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Skiing across Greenland

I’ve mentioned once every now and then that my main tour of the winter will be a ski expedition across the Greenland ice cap – and it’s about to start right now!

We will leave Finland behind on April 13th and arrive to Greenland the next day. And if all goes as planned we will start skiing from the West coast on April 16th and get to enjoy little over four weeks of white horizon, simple life and solitude before arriving to the East coast. Ski, eat, sleep, repeat. My idea of a great holiday!

Into the white in Svalbard in 2011.

White horizon, simple life and solitude on Vatnajökull in 2012.

The beauty of vast ice fields from Vatnajökull in 2013.

The beauty of vast ice fields from Vatnajökull in 2013.

All the little trips, longer journeys and previous expeditions have got me here and now I just hope I can get across the ice cap and enjoy the upcoming weeks. I have to admit, I’m little nervous but at the ame time also relieved that it’s about to start and the preparations are finally over!

I wished to write a lot about all the preparations and the countless myriad things needed to be done in order to get to the ice’s edge with a good chance to ski some 600 kilometers in four weeks without resupplies or other outside help… But, the preparations (and the little life I have in addition) kept me so busy I didn’t find time to write about them. But once on the ice we will have time for daily blog posts so at least you have chance to follow our tour if you are interested.

The daily updates will be post to our blog acrossgreenland2014.com. The updates will be in Finnish but will always include a summary in English.

You can also track our progress on the map.

For tweets (Finnish and English) from the ice cap follow Pohjoisemmas on Twitter and if you like this project, feel free to like us also on Facebook.

While I’m searching for the winter, you enjoy the spring and have good time outdoors!

In search of the place where sky and ice become one. (Vatnajökull 2013)

In search of the place where sky and ice become one. (Vatnajökull 2013)






6 responses to “Skiing across Greenland

  1. surfnslide 13/04/2014 at 00:43

    Best of luck on your adventure 🙂

  2. korpijaakko 13/04/2014 at 00:45

    Thanks! You were so fast to comment that you get a personal reply before I try to catch some sleep and then a flight! 🙂

  3. Martin Rye 13/04/2014 at 00:56

    Good luck, safe travels and good aiming that shotgun if a bear shows up 🙂

  4. korpijaakko 13/04/2014 at 01:02

    Thanks Martin! I’m very curious to see what sort of shotgun we will find from the post office in Kangerlussuaq. I really hope we find at least something and that it would be in working order… 😀

  5. Kossu 23/05/2014 at 20:39

    Noniin nyt kun olet päässyt yli ja kotiin niin me kuolataa valokuvia…:D

  6. korpijaakko 23/05/2014 at 23:36

    Kuvia tulee kohtapuoliin… Tai siis joskus. Ensin pitää saada mieli kotiutumaan toimistotuolin ja näyttöpäätteen väliin. Tällä hetkellä kävely ja pyöräily ulkona (sekä toki nukkuminen ja syöminen) vievät voiton. Materiaalia on kyllä toista sataa gigaa (ja muilla lisää), joten kyllä sitä jossain vaiheessa tulee.

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