Three Men Walking - Background
These days, an expedition across Greenland’s icecap won’t create a media craze or become a subject of discussion for others than the participant’s closest friends and relatives. The list of men and woman who have crossed the ice grows longer every year, and includes a wide spectre of ages and experience levels. Never the less, the trip won’t be less demanding for the next ones embarking on such a journey. The planning and preparations won’t be less extensive, the costs are just as great, and the problems to be solved on the way are just as unpredictable and varied as before. Search and rescue missions are still launched every year to save explorers who of numerous reasons are unable to complete their expeditions.
The reason for us to embark on this project is mainly a wish to put our skills and knowledge to the test under challenging conditions in a largely unknown part of the world. This project also serves to give us a point of reference should the urge for a longer expedition occur. We have found that the Greenland icecap serves as a good starting point for such projects.
Our choice of route is limited by the time- and economic funds available to us. We are all students and have to make room for this expedition in between semesters. Transportation in Greenland is very expensive, as there are no roads connecting the inhabited areas. We will therefore start and end up close to major airports.