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Eureka weather station

Expedition day: 57Position: N 79° 59′ W 086° 01′Distance: 13.7km / 8.5 mi We said goodbye to Axel Heiberg leaving it behind us, heading towards Ellesmere Island. We crossed Eureka sound and headed towards the Eureka weather station, where we had to swing by to pick up more dog food. We are camped just at […]

Dry rivers to the Thule Inuit

Expedition day: 56Position: N 80° 02′ W 086° 40′Distance: 30.5 km / 19 mi It has been another incredible day. We spent the day travelling down the river to make it out onto Eureka sound. It was a pretty interesting morning trying to get the sleds across the thawing river bed. Before we left we […]

Forest

Position: N 80° 01′ W 088° 15′Distance Traveled: 21.6 km / 13.5 miDay 55 of the expedition We often find it hard to believe that the world’s climate can change as dramatically as some of the predictions are forecasting; a large 2-7 degree Celsius increase in temperature over the next century. Its even harder to […]

Close Encounter With Muskox Bull

Day 54 of ExpeditionDistansce: 18 km / 11 miPosition: N 79° 55′ W 089° 12′ We have now made camp from where we will ski to the petrofied forrest tomorrow. Most of the day we have been traveling up river drainages that seems to be our safest bet to find snow here on the lower […]

Day 53

Expedition day 53Position: N 80° 01′ W 088° 22′Distance: 18 km / 11 mi After only 10 minutes on the trail we ran into Polar Bear tracks. A mom and a cub track. The cub track being as big as my fist. The cubs are born in the den in the winter and follow their […]

Northern communites

Expedition day: 52Position: N 80° 06′ W 088° 14′Distance traveled: 27.4 km / 17 mi Huddled in my tent, Sam and I have just finished a supper of spaghetti. Beside us, the other team members are also in their tents, and the dogs are tied in a square around us. It often feels like we […]

The racoon looking thing named Ichebaun

N 80° 21′ W 088° 41′ I can’t believe we have only ten days left until we head back to the real world. We have all been trying to mentally prepare ourselves for the circus that awaits us when we leave the ice but are also trying not to think about the end too much […]

Living Cryosphere

Distance Traveled 27.6 km / 17.1 miPosition N 80° 21′ W 88° 41′Day 50 of the expedition It has been three straight days of camping next to icebergs, enjoying their cool shade during parts of the evening and providing amusing places to explore in the morning. From up high it seems that Nansen Bay is […]

Muskox!

Expedition Day: 49Position: N 80° 32′ W 89° 35′ It seems impossible to really capture this place with a camera, or even with words for that matter. No matter how sophisticated the equipment we carry is, it cannot capture the feeling of sitting alone atop an iceberg in the frozen sea listening to the distant […]

Norwegian Constitution Day – May 17th

Day 48 of ExpeditionPosition: N 80° 35′ W 89° 54′ Just north of white mountain, Axel Heiberg Island. Camped on the sea ice of Nansen Sound. We are now working our way down the northeast coast of Axel Heiberg and across Nansen Sound, where we can see the beautiful and rugged coastline of Svartefjell Peninsula […]