A wonderful trip

Published on 25.04.2008 - 2008 Ellesmere Island Expedition

Throughout this entire journey, which is taking them from Resolute Bay to Eureka, the scenery has been nothing short of grandiose. And meanwhile, Will Steger's expedition continues gently on its way...

On 18th April, with their position at 078°10' North and 094°15' West, Steger's party received its first batch of fresh supplies after travelling for twenty days.

Thus far, everything has gone very smoothly. The atmosphere is excellent within the group, the teams of dogs have performed extraordinarily well and the terrain itself has not been too bad, so they have been able to make good progress.

The people writing up the daily log on the expedition website have regularly harked back in time to produce historical asides of the greatest interest. On 15th April, for example, we learnt that Axel Heiberg (better known for his glacier in the Antarctic than for the island in the Arctic) was in fact a Norwegian businessman who sponsored the Otto Sverdrup expedition between 1898 and 1902.

After receiving their fresh supplies, the expedition took two days off before continuing on its route to the north and the Eureka base.

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