Greenland Crossing May 2009

Four teachers have been selected to be part of the Fuchs Foundation teachers’ expedition to the Arctic Circle in May 2009. The Fuchs Foundation is a charitable trust set up in the memory of the pioneering explorer Vivian Fuchs. The trust facilitates expeditions to Polar Regions to encourage teachers to engage in scientific field work with the intention of inspiring young people. The 5 week expedition in May 2009 is to be based around the high arctic snow fields of Greenland. We will complete a crossing of the Greenland icecap on skis and will be supported by a team of dogs. The expedition will leave on the 29th of April and return on June 12th 2009. The main body of the journey is from Ammassalik (65.36N 37.38W) on the east coast of Greenland and finishing at Kangerlussuaq (67.01N 50.72W) on the west coast.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

On the move

16-5-09. Day 8 on the ice (I think). Following the enforced stay in the tents for 36 hours, the team awoke to sunshine and bird song. We walked the morning for 3 hours, we then pitched tents for an afternoon snooze in the baking sun. We walked again until midnight, when we were seriously frozen and tired. The sunset was spectacular, but too out of it to really take it in. Today we managed 25km for the first time by having three teachers with the dogs a three skiing for 4 hours…progress. Good luck to all the students starting their exams, hope the family have a nice weekend.



  1. Keep up the good work Dan, our thoughts are with you all and we are reading your progress daily! It sounds amazing...
    All is well back in London, if not a bit rainy!!
    Jo and Tel xxx

  2. Hey Danny, it was good to hear you on the satphone link up this morning. Glad its going well and you sound like you're enjoying it! Best of luck mate