Dogsledge tour over Murchison sund in Thule region
21-22 April 2007
From the ghost town of Qeqertarsuaq we drive the dog sledges to the opposite side of Murchison sund, making a zig-zag between areas of thin sea ice.
The following day, we continue our trip driving over Mac Cormick fjord, all the way to its end.
We leave Qeqertarsuaq below nice Fohen wind-generated clouds, with the purpose of crossing Murchison sund all the way to the opposite side.
After driving at zig-zag because of areas of thin ice, we finally reach a refuge for our next night..
I climb a small hill for a beautiful panoramic view over the frozen sea and the icebergs trapped in the middle.
The blowing snow gets much worse. In the picture, the dogs are buried into wind-carried snow.
The following morning, bound for Mac Cormick fjord, we meet the open water limit again.
The open water forces us to cross a dangerous passage at the foot on an hill.
Finally, we reach Mac Cormick Fiord, where we take a short break.
Soon after, we resume the drive onto sea ice again.
We cross the Mac Cormick fjord all the way to its end. Along the route, several glaciers ending into the fjord or dying along the mountains' sides can be observed.
Finally, we reach a refuge for the next night.