Svalbard Expedition 2018

Mr 22

Great Start

Publiziert am 21:10
Dispatch created from email
We left the harbour at 12.30 and motored for almost 4 hours, muscling through brash and pack ice from time to time before reaching the ice edge in Tempelfjorden. In the last couple of years the fjord hasn’t frozen but this year it has become solid again.

Stig backed the boat into the ice and we lowered sleds and ourselves onto the frozen platform before bidding farewell and watching him chug back through the channel he’d broken.

The sun was already lowering over the western mountains so we readied ourselves quickly and sledded towards the west side of Tempelfjorden. Skiing for a couple of hours we finally reached solid land after 6pm. The snow here is a bit scant but we managed to find a strip big enough for our 5 tents (Anthony and Matthieu are training for solo South Pole expeditions and are renting alone, as is Sean. Jonathon and DeNise are together as are Ilse and I.

Now surrounded by our perimeter trip wire connected to 4 independent bear banger flares, and armed appropriately, we are ready for action lest Ursus approach camp.


1. Offloaded and ready for adventure
2 and 3. Reaching the beach

  • Name: Camp 1
  • Höhe: 12 m
  • Breitengrad: 78° 2310North
  • Längengrad: 16° 502East


  • Report as abuse...
    2024-06-22 14:15:25 Pakistan says: Hello I am so delighted I located your blog, I really located you by mistake, while I was watching on google for something else, Anyways I am here now and could just like to say thank for a tremendous post and a all round entertaining website. Please do keep up the great work. slot gacor hari ini
  • Report as abuse...
    2024-06-18 12:56:35 mubashir says: Nice information, valuable and excellent design, as share good stuff with good ideas and concepts, lots of great information and inspiration, both of which I need, thanks for offering such helpful information here. Anti-Lost Smart
  • Report as abuse...
    2024-06-10 10:46:00 mubashir says: Hmm… I interpret blogs on a analogous issue, however i never visited your blog. I added it to populars also i’ll be your faithful primer. dofollow-backlinks
  • Report as abuse...
    2024-06-08 10:09:15 sew says: This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value. Im glad to have found this post as its such an interesting one! I am always on the lookout for quality posts and articles so i suppose im lucky to have found this! I hope you will be adding more in the future... amarnath helicopter booking
  • Report as abuse...
    2024-06-05 13:30:20 Pakistan says: this is really nice to read..informative post is very good to read..thanks a lot! CONOLIDINE
  • Report as abuse...
    2024-06-04 11:30:30 Pakistan says: nice bLog! its interesting. thank you for sharing.... CANDY CRUSH
  • Report as abuse...
    2024-06-02 11:07:33 mubashir says: So lot to occur over your amazing blog. Your blog procures me a fantastic transaction of enjoyable.. Salubrious lot beside the scene. High Quality
  • Report as abuse...
    2024-06-02 09:31:30 Pakistan says: I definitely enjoying every little bit of it. It is a great website and nice share. I want to thank you. Good job! You guys do a great blog, and have some great contents. Keep up the good work. Lee Borg onlyfans
  • Report as abuse...
    2024-05-28 09:24:19 Pakistan says: I am happy to find this post very useful for me, as it contains lot of information. I always prefer to read the quality content and this thing I found in you post. Thanks for sharing. Residential Photovoltaic Installation
  • Report as abuse...
    2024-05-16 15:51:13 one cargo says: THE ONE CARGO บริการ นำเข้าสินค้าจากจีน สั่งของจากจีน ให้บริการลูกค้าทุกแบบอย่างเต็มที่และจริงใจ ดูแลการขนส่งอย่างครบวงจร ตั้งแต่การรับสินค้า แยกสินค้า สแกนสินค้าเพื่อให้ลูกค้าสามารถติดตามสถานการณ์ขนส่งได้ตลอด 24 ชั่วโมง พร้อมทั้งจัดการเรื่องเอกสาร และด้วยทีมงานที่เรามีลูกค้าทั้งรายใหญ่และรายย่อยมากมาย
  • Report as abuse...
    2024-05-16 09:19:33 Pakistan says: Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually realize what you are talking about! Bookmarked. Please also seek advice from my site =). We could have a hyperlink change contract between us! company shirts embroidered
  • More...

Add Comment

Notify this dispatch to subscribers?