WALKING WITH CRAMPONS
It’s exciting too. After breakfast the following morning, it’s time to explore on foot. Anyone who is reasonably fit is able to join a day-hike on the Kangerlussuaq Ice Cap. Equipped with crampons and walking sticks we walk in a line, following in the footsteps of our experienced guide Kim.
Not even this ice cap veteran Dane knows exactly what the ice situation is going to be like or precisely where it will be possible for us to make our way over it.
He does know the ice language however, showing us nature’s different signs and leading us over soft snowfields with tracks of Arctic hare and through winding tunnels of ice that comes in every imaginable shade of blue. We marvel again and again over nature’s own works of art, all part of the adventure in this untamed region.
LISTENING TO THE SILENCE
The silence is so palpable you can almost hear it. There is not an airplane, not a sound of any kind, signs of other humans nowhere in sight. At the end of this trip we do not only feel small and invincible, but humble too. Camping on the Greenland ice sheet is a lifetime experience.
WOGAC offers winter and summer experiences at Camp Ice Cap
By: Kicki Lind, a curious and independent writer based in Sweden, www.kickilind.se.