Monthly Archives: March 2017

Base Camp

The weather has deteriorated to the extent that Tangent Expeditions have advised our intrepid explorers that they cannot collect them at their proposed finish point on the route. When they travel alone (sans pesky sergeant major expedition guide) they fortunately have … Continue reading

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Unforgiving

Gordon Butchers penned the following poem in reference to Greenland:    “Freezing winds A harsh terrain, Of icy glaciers And tundra plain, With thick pack ice And drifting snow, Where northern lights In darkness glow. A home for reindeer And … Continue reading

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Bad to the Bone

    With the growl of George Thorogood and the Destroyers: Bad to the Bone cast as background music, at least in my mind, the Callums  broke camp and moved on into the snowy abyss, hauling their gear. There is no … Continue reading

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Tough Sledding

Our intrepid explorers spent a few days acclimitising to the weather. Rod described it as bitterly cold. He bought a beer to celebrate Jo’s birthday and it is frozen solid. He also had to effect some running repairs to their stoves but … Continue reading

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Constable Point

The Callums arrived to glorious blue skies (not a cloud in the sky) and a balmy -21C! I thought I would give you a perspective of Constable Point which really operates as a base camp of sorts for expeditions to … Continue reading

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Iceland to Greenland

Rod and Jo departed London’s Gatwick Airport bound for Reykjavik aboard IcelandAir They landed at Reykjavik (Keflavik Airport) and almost immediately had to dash to the departure gate for their connecting flight to Akureyri aboard an Air Iceland Dash8-Q400. They duly arrived at Akureyri … Continue reading

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Return To The Ice Cap

Our intrepid explorers are returning to the scene of their first Greenland expedition. Like a first love that one cannot forget, they are determined to complete the ice cap crossing. In preparation for this expedition Rod and Jo embarked upon … Continue reading

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