Malaysian team safely off the Ice

On the 24th of May (2014) Maxime, Jón Yngvi and the eight Malaysian team members got safely off the Greenland Ice Cap.

It took the team some 27 days to cross the ice and now their resting at Old Camp lodge in Kangerlussuaq.

According to Maxime Poncet (expedition leader) there where no problems getting off the glacier as could have been expected so late in the season when melting of the snow on the lower parts of the Ice cap has usually started at this time of the year.

On behalf of Icelandic Mountain Guides we congratulate the team for their achievement and look forward seeing them in Iceland in a couple of day’s.


Camp 16 – 30 km … the longest leg so far.

Yesterday evening we received a comforting message from Max … the expedition leader. The day before (12th of May) the skins were taken off the base of the skis, adding a bit more glide to each stride. At the end of the day this small fix summed up to a full 30 km (18.65 mi) day. A good day’s job in a light tail wind.

Even though two more bindings broke yesterday Max and Jón Yngvi (the two guides) seem to have worked around it. Let’s hope the days of broken bindings are over.