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“Never stop because you are afraid - you are never so likely to be wrong. Never keep a line of retreat: it is a wretched invention. The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer.”

 

– Fridtjof Nansen, 1939

Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition 2018 – Greenland Ice Cap Traverse

 

 

WHERE: The Greenland Ice Cap

 

WHEN: May 4-May 31

 

WHO: Nigel Watson – AHT Executive Director and Expedition Leader; Bengt Rotmo – Borge Ousland Polar Exploration Lead Guide; Bridget Kruger – Inspiring Explorer; Keith Parsons – Inspiring Explorer; Brando Yelavich – Inspiring Explorer and ME!

 

WHAT: The Inspiring Explorers expedition will attempt the 560+ km journey on skis, dragging 60kg sledges for approx. 24-26 day traverse across Greenland Ice Cap, the second largest ice sheet in the world.

 

This expedition will honour Fridtjof Nansen (pronounced FRID-choff), the first man to lead an expedition across the ice cap 130 years ago. Starting in Kangerlussuaq in the West we follow his exact footsteps, finishing at Isortoq in the East.

 

WHY?: Antarctic Heritage Trust’s mission is to conserve, share and encourage the spirit of exploration. They want to connect young people to the spirit of exploration, which is something they believe is critical in the 21st century.

 

The expedition will be honouring the remarkable legacy of Fridtjof Nansen, who made the first crossing of Greenland 130-years-ago (in 1888). It remains one of the great polar exploration stories.

 

SPONSOR: Kathmandu has signed on as an expedition sponsor. We will be road-testing some of their new XT range, which has been specifically developed for extreme environments.

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