Dog sledge expedition over glaciers and frozen fjords

23 April 2007

Today we drive the dog sledges overland, crossing a glacial valley up to Bowdoin fjord, where the night is spent inside a refuge for hunters near Qaanaaq (Thule region) in northern Greenland.

Dogsledge team, Greenland
The day starts crossing this wide and beautiful valley.

 

Dogsledge team

 

Glacier, Greenland Glacier, Greenland
Many glaciers around, ending into the valley.

 

A not easy passage.

 

Glacier, Greenland
Glacier's moraine full of debris.

 

Dogsledge expedition in Greenland

 

A view over the Greenland's icecap (inland ice). Far away, the ice is so thick, that it buries entire mountains.

 

 

Top left: sun's rays reflected by clear ice. In the pictures, other beautiful glaciers.

 

Bowdoin fjord, Greenland Bowdoin fjord, Greenland
We finally reach the Bowdoin fjord.

 

Thule region, northen Greenland
Thule region, northen Greenland
Thule region, northen Greenland
Panoramic views crossing the Bowdoin fjord by its lenght.

 

Dogsledge team, Thule Dogsledge team, Thule

 

Northen Greenland in winter Northen Greenland in winter
Northen Greenland in winter Northen Greenland in winter
I climb a small iceberg, from where I enjoy beautiful views of surrounding mountains and glaciers.

 

 

Greenland is a geologist's paradise because the rocks are normally naked (no vegetation and no snow, especially on summer)..

 

Refuge in Greenland
We reach this refuge, normally used as camping site by children.

 

Refuge in Greenland
Today we have much more space to sleep... en entire materasse each!

 

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