They’re On Their Way!
Published on 31.03.2008 - The TisoTransGreenland Expedition
Alex Hibbert and George Bullard are now on their way. They've just completed their ascent of the glacier which has taken them on to Greenland's polar icecap.
Given that the two men have chosen an unusual means of communication - shorts SMS messages - we will of course not receive many details on the unfolding of this adventure. Nevertheless, they have been communicating almost every day the temperature, the wind strength, the distance they have covered during the day and their total progress since departure.
After waiting for the bad weather to abate, the two adventurers began their journey on Wednesday, 26 March. They were able to climb the glacier in spite of some deep snow and pretty steep slopes.
On 30 March the press release announced that the coast was out of sight and that they were reaching an altitude of 5,000 feet (approximately 1,500 metres). In 5 days, they've covered 27.8 miles.