A team of 10 people will attempt a world first, according to them, to SUP approximately 100 km of the Sermilik Fjord on the East coast of Greenland. The route will start in Ikateq at the mouth of the Fjord and will involve paddling as far north as possible before returning to Tiniteqilag. SOURCE
Team building in the UK. Justin Miles: "Because it's such a new development, it really is a case of trying out equipment. Although some would think that kayak kit would suffice, travelling on a SUP generates far more heat because the entire body is working through every stroke." SOURCE
The challenges will be to see how inflatable boards cope with floating ice, Justin Miles said to ExplorersWeb, "and finding out the best combination for clothing (we're starting with drysuits with thermal layers) and, of course, trying out different footwear combinations." SOURCE
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(By Correne Coetzer) A team of 10 adventurers has departed from the UK to East Greenland for a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) expedition in Greenland waters. They will be paddling north up the Sermilik Fjord towards two glaciers that feed ice into the fjord. Along the route the team will have to negotiate the numerous icebergs along the 90-100 km Fjord and will camp on the water's edge each night. The logistical support and backup during the expedition is provided by Svante Strand's Newland AS. The...