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.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

We have crossed

At 6.30 pm we completed our journey finishing hand-in-hand in glorious sunshine to spectacular views. No time to write any more as we fly out in two hours. Thanks for following the expedition. Love to you all. Dan X



  1. Well done Danny. Tremendous achievement. 1cm of Snow in the UK is never going to seem the same again! ps you have to leave the huskies there!

    Darren Strange

  2. It’s great to know that there are still teachers who are passionate about what they do and can inspire students, giving experiential knowledge about your field of interest. Especially teachers like yourself who have gone far and beyond for the sake of education your student congrats!