In April-May 2022, Ben completed a 560km expedition to cross Greenland from east to west, once again facing the hostile and harsh polar environment, with temperatures reaching down to -40C, and pulling his 80kg sled laden with supplies and equipment to enable him to complete the journey.
Following the death of his mother in 2018, due to cancer that had been left undiagnosed and only discovered after it had spread throughout her body, Ben is looking to raise funds for Cancer Research UK through this journey together with his forthcoming solo expedition to the South Pole in November 2022.
From the Ice…
Greenland – A final word…
Travelling over 560km across Greenland with the Hvitserk group of seven other adventurers from Norway, Denmark and Sweden, was a truly fantastic and memorable experience. The whole environment.. skiing on those days when everything was just so completely still and…Keep reading
Greenland Part 5: The final push
We were lucky with the weather and conditions over the full course of the journey. A couple of days’ worth of total whiteouts made navigation a little tricker, with some… interesting diversions from the main course witnessed… and also a…Keep reading
Greenland Part 4: Leaving DYE2 behind
After DYE2 we had a few more days of skiing slowly uphill before it was pretty much flat for a while, and we eventually started the slow and almost imperceptible descent towards the eastern coast. We had mixed weather conditions,…Keep reading
Greenland Part 3: Relics of the past…
As we sped across the ice, and left the western mountains and the icefall behind, we spotted the DYE2 abandoned radar station from around 28km away. A small black spot on the horizon that gradually loomed larger and larger as…Keep reading
Greenland Part 2: Speeding up…
We started the expedition off slowly: three 50 minute sessions on the first half day with 5km travelled, then doubling to six sessions on day 2. Following this we added an extra session each of the next three days, until…Keep reading
Greenland Part 1: The icefall
The weather as we started was positively mild – around 5C at the bottom of the icefall at point 660, the starting place of pretty much all west-east Greenland expeditions around 90 minutes’ drive outside of Kangerlussuaq. 660 metres above…Keep reading
Greenland – Final countdown and preparations
March-April 2022 With all the fitness training over the past few months, time really did seem to fly by to the end of April when we eventually started the journey across the icecap. So long in the waiting, but still…Keep reading
Traveling through whiteouts
Some of the most intense days when skiing on the Hardangervidda plateau were spent skiing through whiteout conditions. Whiteouts are when you can’t tell the difference between the snow beneath your skis and the sky. Whiteouts are not necessarily blizzards,…Keep reading
Norway training Part 2: Preparing for Greenland and South Pole
With the ending of the group training with Hvitserk, I took the opportunity to go on my own solo journey around the Ustaoset and Finse region, and up to the Hardangervidda Plateau. With the South Pole plans at the end…Keep reading
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