After our six day wait, finally the weather clears and we get on to the ice cap. The best helicopter flight ever, took us through the mountains of Tasilllaq to a sun drenched wilderness. This is a truly amazing place, a vast desert of ice and snow that only the privileged experience…I count myself very lucky. We were met by Carl (Team Leader), and local Mushers Ullric and Salou, all tough cookies. We met the dogs, packed the sledges and the journey started, across the magnificent plateau. 5 hours of skiing and we arrived at our first camp, tired but happy. Looking forward to the next 22 days of graft, it is all worthwhile. Thoughts are with my family and friends, particularly my Nordic walking instructor.