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Expedition - Ice cap explorer
Description

During this expedition you will witness the vast size of the Ice cap of Greenland, explore its edges and reach few view points around 1300 meters that will allow you see this huge flowing mass of ice. Our camp will be establish at the coast next to a source of drinkable water and close to some peak that we could climb during our 5 days trip.

It would be possible to move camp for one or two nights higher up to be able to summit a peak in the vicinity of base camp and have an amazing overview this vast glacier world. 

All possible peaks to climb would be on a level of trekking peak, reachable then just by walk but on glaciated terrain so roped up in a team. 

Included in this package there is one daytrip to a glacier near by Kulusuk Island. Depending the weather we could decide to have it as start or end of the trip.

The highlights of this trip are: Ice cap exploration, glacier hikes, ice climbing, summit, hiking, wilderness camping, glacier calving.

Location

The area where we will go is situated in Johan Petersen fjord, between 3 and 6 hours from Kulusuk by speedboat, depending sea ice conditions. 

For the day trip location, Apusiajik glacier is at 15 minutes by boat from Kulusuk Island.

Accommodation

In this trip 3 nights are included in Hotel Kulusuk (full board). The rest 5 nights will be spent in expedition tents in the location described.

Logistics

At arrival you will get picked up by your guide at the airport and from there you will reach the hotel Kulusuk by car. After making your elf confortable you will have a meeting where the plan of the expedition will be explained. 

All our transportation to our explored areas are made with the help of the locals, the most experience boat drivers used to deal with extreme sea ice conditions.

Safety

All our guides are part of the Associasson of Icelandic Mountain Guides and qualified Alpine trekking Guides. Beside this we also make sure to have guides with extensive wilderness first aid examinations and be qualified first responders. This for us are some of the good qualifications needed to be able to guide guest in such remote and wild places. 

All areas of East Greenland are also territory of the polar bear so this land can't be underestimated and a real precaution must be taken. We provide guiding service from guides that we totally trust that will make sure you will have the best memorable time in East Greenland.

Details

Duration: 9 days

Level: 3/5

Departures: 22/07-30/07  &  01/08-09/08

Ratio guide: guest  1:6

Price: 2.700 €

What's Included

  • Certified AIMG Alpine trekking guide

  • Baggage transfers: airport- hotel Kulusuk

  • 3 nights at Hotel Kulusuk (full board)

  • Boat journeys as described in the itinerary

  • Bear deterrents

  • Expedition equipment, mountain tents, expedition food & fuel, glacier gear including: helmet, harness, ice axe and crampons

  • All safety equipment including; emergency satellite phone

What's Not Included

  • Flights to and from Greenland

  • Expedition/travel insurance

  • Personal expedition equipment

  • Rental equipment costs

  • Any extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances or changes to planned itinerary (eg. delayed flights, extra logistics & accommodation)

Itinerary

day1

- Arrival in Kulusuk airport

- Meeting the guide and the group

- Briefing the expedition and walk in Kulusuk village 

day 2-7

- Leave Kulusuk by boat to destination (3-5 hours depending sea ice condition)

- Explore the edge of the ice cap, summits, glacier hiking, ice climbing

- Get picked up day 7

day 8

- Daytrip to Apusjaik glacier

day9

- Leave Greenland

Watch some of our previous expedition pictures and get excited for yours!

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