Wise Return Home

Published on 05.05.2010 - Ice Dreams

After having no doubt cherished too big dream, the youngsters Sebastien Lapierre and Olivier Giasson have wisely returned home.

They wanted to repeat what, at the time, was still called a "feat": the crossing in 1995 by three Canadians, Bernard Voyer, Thierry Pétry and Benoit Roy, of the largest icecap of the Northern hemisphere - and the largest Canadian one. But for Sebastien Lapierre and Olivier Giasson, things quickly went pear-shaped. Their difficulties mounted from the very start. Furthermore, the two beginners had failed to realise that to try the adventure, they really couldn't be in a hurry all the time.

Extracts of their blog published on 01 May: "Very early this morning, we received a call from our two adventurers in Greenland telling us that they were safe and sound and waiting to take their plane. Quickly, we transmitted the news to their nearest and dearest, who heaved a huge sigh of relief. Indeed, last since Saturday evening, we had been without news as the satellite telephone had cut out during a conversation. And since then, nothing! ..."

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