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.
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