I did not realize it was as windy as it was, so you cannot hear much of what I am saying, but this will give you a glimpse of what the west coast of Greenland looks like.
On 16th April, 2012, after a one and a half hour bus ride from Kangerlussuaq, we were dropped of at “point 660” on the west coast of Greenland. From here we carried our gear a few hundred feet across the muddy terrain onto the icecap. We set up camp and prepared for the next day, when we would begin our month long journey. This was the last view of land before we became encompassed by ice.
I wrote this in my journal that night:
“I feel so incredibly happy to be here. Its funny this life. I go through moments of apprehension, fear, worry, anxiety, but at the same time there is an ultimate bliss. I love the teamwork while working together to set up camp. Its a truly beautiful human experience. And to be in such a gorgeous place. I mean, I don’t know if there is a God or not, but if there is one, that God is here. I don’t know how else to say it. Its a privilege to be in such a place where man and nature unite. It is magical.”
The next day, we strapped on our crampons. One step at a time, we battled our way through the blue ice (after 0:07 in the video) that blocked our path to the fresh snow and the east coast of Greenland.