Last weekend I returned from Greenland after almost 5 weeks in the wilderness. Every long trip I have made throughout the last decade has been unique in it’s own way with rich memories which I will take with me for the rest of my life. My Pyrenees trips in 2007 and 2010 were the first … Continue reading Back from Greenland
I already mentioned it in a post a few weeks ago: I’m travelling to Greenland beginning of august for 33 days of heavy solo hiking and packrafting. It’s been three years since my previous Greenland expedition in Cape Farewell Country in 2013, which is – in terms of sheer staggering grandeur of the landscapes and … Continue reading Qeqqata expedition – preparing for 5 weeks in Southwest Greenland
I have been on the trail for 22 days now. I have 3 days left, which were in fact my spare days before starting the trip. To finish the job, I decide to hike and raft on for a few more days towards the town of Nanortalik, on the Atlantic coast. It is overcast as … Continue reading Greenland part V: towards Nanortalik
If you were to ask me about the very best outdoor week in my life, I wouldn’t hesitate a long time. It was this week. I spend a few hours in Tasiusaq to have a wash (which is possible for visitors in the tiny school), pick up my post package with supplies for the next … Continue reading Greenland part IV: a loop into Cape Farewell Country
In the previous part I have finished my mountain crossing towards Søndre Sermilik and rafted across the fjord. I have been on the trail for 8 days. That gives me another 7 days to hike through the Itillerssuaq valley towards Tasermiut fjord, and follow the fjord to the south to the village of Tasiusaq before … Continue reading Greenland part III: Tasermiut fjord
When I paddle away from the sheep farms at the head of the Amitsuarssuk fjord, I start the most precarious part of my trip: a 40km run across the Itivdleq pass, through the Isortup qôrua valley, across wild and nameless mountains and passes, and back down the extremely remote Kûgssuatsiaq valley towards the Søndre Sermilik … Continue reading Greenland part II: Through Isortup qôrua and towards Søndre Sermilik
Last summer I made a 25-day solo hiking and packrafting trip in Southern Greenland. In terms of sheer natural phenomenality, it was by far the best trip I ever made. But it was also one of the hardest in terms of terrain and because of a few setbacks on the way in a wilderness where … Continue reading Greenland part I: Narsarsuaq & Jespersens dal
It’s been 2 weeks already since I have returned from Greenland, and now I finally find the time to write a short entry. I can already give away that is has been a difficult trip at times, but also the most beautiful I have ever made in terms of natural scenery. My full report will … Continue reading Back from Greenland!
You will be able to follow me in Southern Greenland on the map below. It will be updated automatically every day around midnight, starting from the 10th of july.
One of the most frequent questions I get in my mailbox or when giving presentations on long solo packrafting trips, during which I may have made a few first descends, is “how do you know there will be no crazy rapids around the next corner? How do you prepare for this?” Unfortunately, packrafting still scores … Continue reading Article: Packraft trip planning in wilderness areas