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.
The day starts crossing this wide and beautiful valley.
Many glaciers around, ending into the valley.
A not easy passage.
Glacier's moraine full of debris.
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.
We finally reach the Bowdoin fjord.
Panoramic views crossing the Bowdoin fjord by its lenght.
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)..
We reach this refuge, normally used as camping site by children.
Today we have much more space to sleep... en entire materasse each!