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Homeward Bound

Our intrepid explorers were finally able to board their flight out of Constable Point on a twin Otto bound for Iceland. The airport was closed on Monday and Tuesday due to the inclement weather so they were quite relieved to … Continue reading

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Mother Nature Can Be A Cruel Mistress

Just when our explorers had settled down into their routine of base camp and daily expeditions, Mother Nature decided she had other plans! Rod received a phone call from Tangent Expeditions to advise that a massive snow storm was on … Continue reading

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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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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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