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.

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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

 

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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.

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