More snow on East Greenland, says Bengt Rotmo

Poles

There is a place with some new nunataks coming up from the ice, which I always try to compare from year to year.
(Correne Coetzer) Back home in Norway after “a wonderful crossing of the Greenland icecap”, veteran Greenland guide Bengt Rotmo shares a few thoughts with Pythom before heading off on his next expedition in a week’s time.

“It was quite a special Fall. We had snow covered surface already at 800 meters above ocean and from there all the crevasses was filled with snow. There is a place with some new nunataks coming up from the ice, which I always try to compare from year to year. Every fall this place gets more and more ground to it. This year it looked more or less like a normal Spring year.”

“So there is no question that there is a lot more snow on the East side this year than it has been in many years. Though it’s not quite as spectacular when there is almost no open crevasses :-)”

“The surface and the weather was more or less quite good the whole trip, and wind directions mostly from the east/southeast. Would have been a quite fast trip for a kite expedition :-)”

Stats: 550km in 27 days skiing and walking.

Bengt’s next expedition: Guiding Northern Patagonia Ice Cap traverse – see Pythom Events and Expeditions

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