Camping in the icefall, the view is crazy and the sun is shining, skiing down towards the sea tonight at 00:00
It's been a very good day, we are very lucky to experience this ! Happy happy happy.
We find out Mariano is the first Argentine to cross the Greenland icecap, and Chris is the only person from the UK to do it this year.
Moa and the team.
Team has made it, arrived to Isortoq, Greenland's East coast.
Longer report will follow!
Hi, short msg today: woke up almost as wet as when we went to bed...
Whiteout the first 4 legs and then it started to open. In the end great weather and surface
We did 34 and some, will sleep now for 4 hours before we keep going trough this area while the snow is nice and hard. Good night ;) Bengt
Bengt Rotmo sent this message from: Lat 65.932324 Lon -39.278719
Heavy snow and whiteout, camp after only 17 km...hopefully we will get better conditions and some sun so we can drop some more km the next days....
Moa and the team :)
Monica Hundseid sent this message from: Lat 66.109006 Lon -41.607435
Calm day with 20 km. Completely whiteout, can't even see where you put your skis, good fun and good experience...
Christine is doing good,she is crazy and I like it, Adelinde is the queen of navigating in the white, David is dancing away happy, Chris is enjoying himself, he really like the expedition lifestyle, and Mariano as well !!!
Good team with good vibes!
Moa and the team :)
Hi, long day today. Whiteout the whole day. Snowy, wet snow in the end, almost raining. Wet explorers in camp :) in our 3'rd leg we got sticky skis, and we then took a long lunch before we headed on, and conditions got better.
The snow packed really good in the warm weather and skiing conditiones got better and better.
All in all we did 31km, really happy about that! Team is tired but in good mood! :)
Heavy day in front. Snow and whiteout. Cold in the morning, but warmed up during the day.
The bearing is the same as it has been since DYE, 127 degrees.
We have a steady pace towards the icefall. Did 25km and some today.
Strong but tired team in camp this evening. The surface was better the last leg.
We are crossing fingers for the conditions to be the same tomorrow morning.
30,5 km today.
In camp, safe and sound...hard day...with heavy snow, whiteout and wind...
But we are still happy and looking forward to our dinner!!!
Moa and the team
Monica hundseid sent this message from: Lat 66.193593 Lon -42.386456
Hi to everybody
We had another great day! Windy and whiteout in the morning and in the evening a beautiful warm walking...
Everybody is doing well and we are waiting to see the first mountains. We did almost 26km today
Kisses to my daughter Naira and all my familiy, the Freiburger and friends in Spain.
Oral report from Greenland:
Last evening (Monday 30th, about 17:30 Norway time) we spoke with Moa. Strong headwinds and bad visibility so they set up camp early. Probably a tough day!
The plan was for today Tuesday to go for a longer day, even if the forecast is for more whiteout (but not so strong winds).
Surely they will send position and report tonight. We'll keep you posted when they do!
Warmer today, but whiteout, bit windy and snow. The nice hard surface from yesterday was gone, but warm weather made our pulkas fairly easy to haul.
We did 25km, feeling close to the icefall and the end of our trip.
Tommy says happy birthday to Markus. See you soon...hope everybody is having a good time...5-6 days and we are in Isotorq. Love to Mette.......
Still in the suvepose (sleepingbag): I woke up, no wind, no birds singing, no wind. Absolute silence.
Then I opened the tent door: clouds, little blue sky, the rest white, no trees, no green, no flowers.
This was the feeling on the icecap of Greenland this morning. We did 26,6km today, a bit sastrugie, but nice walking. Sun came out during the day - nice day!
If all is working good, we are in Isortoq 8 days from now. We are still a good team!
For my family:
All the best. Stay together, help each other. Take great care to mam. I miss you.
Hi Michael. Everything is fine. A bit cold of course but fine. See you soon Pappa.
Hi Arne and the joggers. Everything is fine. See you soon. My love to Mette. Tommy.
Today we had another windy day, but still going forward and enjoying our trip. The team is very well and that's the most important. We did 24km and are now descending.
Lots of kisses to my daughter Naira, his Daddy, all the rest of the family, special kiss for my Mom. Soon I will be back!
Greetings to everybody on this blog.
Yesterday we had to sit out in our tent a strong storm. But today we could move really good. 9 hour's effective walking gave us 25,6km.
We're on the huge icecap, on the top, the border between west and east Greenland. Isortoq, our goal, is on the East side. We look forward and keep you posted.
To my family:
I enjoy the next days on ice. But every step I do, is a step to you back home. All the best for Caroline by teaching, for Martina in the Altius klinik, for Lukas in the emergency and sckokroom in Wolhusen.
In deep love
Hi, today we did 4km, then the wind was a bit too high to move.
We pitched tent, and waited for a window that never came.
While waiting for better weather the wind turned 90 degrees, and we decided to move tents so they could take the wind in a better way.
Now we 're waiting :)
The “Mot Isortoq” Expedition say hi to everyone!
Tommy is blogging today.
Strong and cold winds, 15-18 m/s, from the southwest did our day a bit slow, but we did 20 km in spite of it.
We are now at 2400 meters, near the summit.
Hoping to get the wind from behind when we cross over the summit and go down towards Isortoq at the east side.
The team is strong and no problems!
Hi to Mette, hope everything is fine at home. Love you and see you soon.
22 km yesterday,celebrated Adelinde's birthday on the ice with cocktails, cake, birthday hats, gifts and some more skiing !!!
We are now waiting for better weather to start skiing, lazy morning in the tent! Perfect!
Hoping to reach DYE-II today!
Moa and the team!