Map of the Progress

The Greenland Crossing 2014 – Róbert

 

Leader: Róbert Þór Haraldsson
Expedition members: Anthony, Chris and Bjarni
Departure to Greenland: 12th April 2014
Start of expedition: 14th. April 2014

Here you can follow the progress of the month long tour Greenland Crossing. The group flew out from Reykjavík on the 12th of June to Greenland and is estimated to finish the crossing in 30 days.

The expedition leader is Róbert Þór and for further information and details you can visit the tour page here.

27 day’s on the ice incl. 5 storm days, one Piteraq, broken ski …

Last night expedition leader Róbert Þór and his fellow expedition members landed in Iceland after a successful trip across Greenland Ice cap.

The team endured intense weather on the first week of the expedition. For four and a half day the team was grounded while severe storms passed (incl. one Piteraq with winds of 35m/s (126 km/h) howling outside their tent.

Close to the DYE II station, one ski broke in half. A day later a binding, and a pole. With some tail winds the team managed many 30 km days in a row and even two 40 km days.

The following pictures where taken when the expedition members where greeted by the staff of Icelandic Mountain Guides up on arriving in Reykjavik.  A more detailed version of the exp. story is underway.

Until then read more about Anthony Hajos (exp. member) blog here:

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IMG_3160From left to right: Eric, Ant and Bjarni

 

IMG_3195From left to right: Ant, Róbert, Eric and Bjarni

 

IMG_3181Róbert Þór after his second expedition across the Greenland ice cap

 

10th of May

“Full 40 km today and for the first time in about three weeks snowy mountain tops come in to view lurking on the horizon.

The broken ski that I managed to fix with some wood I found in the DYE II station broke again today so it had to be fixed again.  And now the ski binding broke to … what’s next?

Only 19 km to Hill 660.

Regards,
Róbert”

4th of May – DYE II and one broken ski

On the fourth of May the following message was received from the expedition (to be followed in english translation)

DYE II í sjónmáli e. 33 km dag og eitt brotið skíði … er plan b ef við missum af flugi?“

In short:

„DYE II in sight after 33 km walk today and one broken ski … is there a plan b if we miss our flight?

Accompanying this text message there was a telephone call from Róbert where he described how the ski had broken when one of the team members fell on it. Seems like that particular team member is tougher than a ski since Róbert only worried about the ski!

Tomorrow they plan to pass DYE II radar station.

28th of April

Message

„Matur dugir ef gengur áfram vel. Hábunga á miðv.dag við camp 13. DYE II eftir 6 daga. Talsvert stórir rifskaflar tefja för.“

In short:

„Food supplies will probably last if our progress will still be good. The highest point on Wednesday by camp 13. DYE II after 6 days. Sastrugis are slowing us down.“

24th of April

Message

„Náðum 8 km eftir kl. 16 þegar veðrinu slotaði. 50 cm af jafnföllnum snjó á jöklinum, 1.5 m við tjöldin. Erum í c.a. 1680 m.“

In short:

„Walked 8 km after 1600 hours after the storm was over. 50 cm of new snow on the glacier but 1.5 meters around the tents in camp. We are at about 1680 m altitude“