What do you do when the season is over – Walk across Greenland of course..!
Tom Avery one of our major parters (Verbier Excusive) and 3 fellow explorers George Wells, Patrick Woodhead and Andrew Gerber have set out to beat the existing record set in 2008 and is 17 days, 21 hours and 30 minutes achieved by Patrick Peters and Matt Spenceley, a Luxembourg/British pair.
Unlike traditional expeditions the team are using kites – similar to kites used for surfing – to pull themselves and the sleds across the flat stretches.
A handful of teams (from Canada, Norway and Sweden) have crossed Greenland’s ice cap in faster times, but the 67°N team’s goal is the full coast-to-coast record. They aim to complete the Greenland crossing, made famous by Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen in 1888, in just 10 to 12 days – a challenge many have deemed too ambitious. By comparison, Nansen’s legendary crossing, which sparked “The Heroic Age of Polar Exploration” took 49 days.
67°N team are sponsored by CatCo Reinsurance a regular client of Performance Verbier