GREENLAND 2019

FULL SOUTH-NORTH TRAVERSE

GREENLAND REVISITED: TRAINING IN HAUGASTØL & KITING PREPARATION

// Timeframe: May-June 2019; 30 to 45 days
// Objective: Full South-North Crossing of Greenland
// Distance: 2300 km

 

// From Narsarsuaq to Qaanaag passing by DYE2.

An Antarctic crossing takes 4 years of training and preparation, and for Patrick this includes two preparatory expeditions: Greenland kite route from Illulissat to Quaanaq completed in 2018 and the  Greenland crossing from Narsarsuaq to Qaanaaq completed in May 2019, guided by Carl Alvey.

With the ultimate goal of completing an Antarctic crossing in 2022, maintaining physical training is crucial. Patrick regularly trains to keep his physical health in check and has been to Haugastøl for snow-kite sessions with Carl Alvey.

GREENLAND TRAVERSE – COMPLETED

After starting the expedition on 12 May 2019 Patrick Peters and the rest of the team travelled 2300km in 30 days to reach their exit point on 11 June 2019. Their longest day involved covering a distance of 220km.

PHYSICAL TRAINING

Preparing for a polar expedition isn’t just about getting the right gear together. Consistent care-taking of physical health is also of the utmost importance and to prepare for Greenland 2019, this came in the form of regular personal training session with a personal trainer and a sports science professional.

HAUGASTOL TRAINING

A week in Haugastol, Norway, with Carl Alvey to fine-tune those snow-kiting skills. Carl guided Patrick’s Greenland 2019 expedition.

PAST EXPEDITIONS

 

Greenland 2019

// Timeframe: May-June 2019; 30 to 45 days // Objective: Full South-North Crossing of Greenland // Distance: 2300 km  // From Narsarsuaq to Qaanaag passing by DYE2. An Antarctic crossing takes 4 years of training and preparation, and for Patrick this includes two...

Arctic Canada

// Timeframe: 2017  // Objective: North-West Passage Kite Crossing// Kiting across and along the Northwest Passage, along the northern coast of North America via waterways through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Experiencing multiple different snow conditions on the...

Iceland

// Timeframe: May 2014 & Apr 2015 // Destination: Vatnajökull & Highlands, Iceland// Crossing the largest ice cap in Europe by volume (3,100 km³) and the second-largest in the area with the exploration of Grimsvötn volcano and the ascent of Iceland’s highest...