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After 31 days on the ice cap, Harald and Andre have completed their expedition. But not before some interesting experiences on the Western side of the ice cap. The transition from ice sheet to glacier to mountain comes with caution in navigating the glacier’s crevaces and the many snow lakes.

Listen below to the last few days of the journey, as well as some very nice final thoughts from Harald after they arrived at Kangerlussuaq, the small town and former air base on the Western side of Greenland.

May 17, 2008: Western mountains finally in sight

May 18, 2008: Nearing the mountains and end of the glacier

The aerial photograph of this area

May 19, 2008: A tough day, with snow and a white out

May 20, 2008: Navigating around the glaciers crevaces and under-snow lakes

May 21, 2008: Reached the end of the Greenland Ice Cap!

Remaining 3 km to go

May 22, 2008: Final thoughts from Kangerlussuaq

At the airport of Kangerlussuaq

Adam: “Harald, welcome home. I hope you can enjoy a warm meal and warm, soft bed at home.”

Harald (after his return)” Adam, thank you very much for all your support….and here some very first pictures of the expedition.”

Here’s the final map:

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It seems the storm subsided (though still windy) allowing the team to move forward. Listen to Harald’s report, as we details a typical daily routine. (sneak peak: it involves a LOT of walking, and a LOT of melting snow for water).

Listen: April 28 – Daily Audio Report

Also, based on a suggestion left in the comments of a prior blog post, I’ve added the final destination point – Kangerlussuaq on the West Coast of Greenland – on the Google Map. I’ve zoomed out so you can see the full route. There’s still a lot of ground to cover.

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