Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Greenland Ice Sheet

Today the International ISR Workshop, which is currently under way in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, went on an excursion to the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Most of Greenland is covered by a large ice sheet, which is up to 3 km thick. From Kangerlussuaq, it's a 38-km dirt road to get to the ice sheet.

We used a couple of special four-wheel drive lorries, which have been converted to off-road buses, to navigate the road to the ice sheet, which took about 2 hrs to drive. Along the way, we came across a musk ox calf. On the return trip, the drivers spotted a falcon, but it was very hard to see from the bus.

At the ice sheet, we had about an hour of walking around on the ice and enjoy this absolutely stunning landscape.

Photos: Thomas Ulich.

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