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We’re home…Numb toed and rosy cheeked (un)fresh from the field!

This time last week, we were still in Greenland, I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet what we’ve achieved! Just surviving in that environment  was hard. This was our first expedition – so we didn’t really know what to expect. Had we got enough food, enough warm clothes, was our route even possible?! Could we pull pulks nearly double our weight uphill, could we drill 6m down into the glacier with a hand drill?! It was all a bit unknown.

But we successfully accomplished all our goals – a series of stakes drilled in the ice, measurements taken and new peaks climbed. It’s an incredible feeling to explore places where no one has ever been! The scenery was absolutely stunning and the weather was kind to us. We sat out an Arctic storm for a few days but had a lot of sunshine!

All very glad to be back in the warm, with a shower, a real bed and real food! All we need now is for the feeling in our toes to come back…

We have thousands of photos and some video footage to work our way through and share in the coming months, but here’s a taster of what it was like…

The science - digging big snow pits and taken measurements
The science – digging big snow pits and taken measurements
The drilling technique with a sharp drill bit
The drilling technique with a sharp drill bit
The drilling technique with a blunted drill bit!
The drilling technique with a blunted drill bit!
Dragging our very heavy pulks uphill was hard work!
Dragging our very heavy pulks uphill was hard work!
Some amazing camping spots with our new peak in the background!
Some amazing camping spots with our first new peak in the background!
Celebrations after our second new peak!
Celebrations after our second new peak!
Our epic 11 hour day - it was a long way up!
Our epic 11 hour day – it was a long way up!
Stunning landscapes
Stunning landscapes
Feeling on top of the world
Feeling on top of the world
Our ice cove camp site, everything echoed!
Our ice cove camp site, everything echoed!
The point of no return!
The point of no return!

 

 

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