Greenland 2017: Part IV: From the Ice Sheet to Eternity Fjord

In late july, I disembarked from our sailing yacht and flew south from Ilulissat to Kangerlussuaq to pick up a group of friends for the first long multi-day treks of my summer season – partly based on my own Greenland adventure in 2016. We first spent a few days at the fringes of the massive ice sheet, and then started a wonderful 8-day trek from Robinson River all the way to the tip of Eternity Fjord, roaming through Greenland’s largest muskoxen herds along the way.

I carried a 2-person packraft so we could cross liquid barriers such as large meltwater rivers and lakes along the way – allowing a unique trajectory which would otherwise have been impossible, without everybody having to carry his own raft (and 4kg of extra gear). The entire trip was blessed with incredible weather: almost no clouds and temperatures of 20-25 degrees every single day.

All pictures ©Willem Vandoorne, unless stated otherwise.

Picture copyright Sofia Matousek

Picture copyright Sofia Matousek

Picture copyright Gabriel Gersch

Picture copyright Sofia Matousek

Picture copyright Sofia Matousek

Picture copyright Sofia Matousek

Picture copyright Gabriel Gersch

Picture copyright Gabriel Gersch

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