Greenland Northward Expedition 2008
Two gentlemen from Finland, Pete Makela (38) and Pete Vourenmaa (42), are going to attempt to cross Greenland from south to north. They will be doing so with the help of powerkites.
Below are all the news we published about the Greenland Northward Expedition 2008 expedition
Published on 07.07.2008
Following the Hibbert-Bullard duo's example, the two Finns have embarked upon their descent towards the west coast of Greenland. On the way, they have raised some rather interesting topics of conversation.
Published on 02.07.2008
When they set out on this adventure, the sole aim of the Finns Petri Makela and Petri Vuorenmaa was to spend 90 days out on the Greenland icecap. They are now well on their way to achieving this goal.
Published on 23.06.2008
The two Finns, Pete Makela and Pete Vuorenmaa are just about the last ones still trekking across the Greenland icecap. They expect to arrive at Qaanaaq around mid-July. They are on schedule.
Published on 15.06.2008
The two Finns have had the excellent idea of visiting places of historical interest. This week, they're zooming in on deep drillings.
Published on 03.06.2008
The two Finns stopped by the Greenland Summit Camp research station, which is carrying out deep drilling operations into the icecap.
Published on 02.06.2008
1st June and they have reached kilometre 1252. For the first time, they are able to catch the odd glimpse of a patch of blue sea.
Published on 25.05.2008
It's a fact, of course: not all of the ongoing stories sent back by intrepid explorers manage to retain our interest. With Steger, we have taken a trip back to the time, of great explorers, behind the scenes of climate warming. Our two Finns, meanwhile, seem more interested in their stories about socks...
Published on 15.05.2008
The two Finns are making steady progress with their traction kites, covering around fifty kilometres a day. Along the way, they had the good fortune to visit the former American Dye2 radar base, which appears to be the local tourist attraction...
Published on 07.05.2008
Pete Makela (38) and Pete Vourenmaa (42) left Narsarsuaq on 21st April. Everything is progressing well so far.