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Harald is making progress, moving West North West and still climbing, now reaching 1,400 meters above sea level.

It’s definitely gotten colder, with a current temperature of minus 18 degrees Celsius, coupled with very strong winds. That’s cold.

* Per Harald’s later note, I’ve corrected this post from -80 degrees to -18 degrees.

Listen here to the audio report: April 25, 2008 – Daily Audio Report.

Snow wall to protect the tent against the wind

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Harald has reached 1,200 meters above sea level on the Greenland ice cap.

Listen to Haralds report here: April 24 2008 – Daily Audio Report

As always, if you want me to send Harald questions while he is on the trek, just leave a comment and he’ll answer it in his next report.

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Progress continues. Harald talks about the beautiful panorama. I can’t wait to see the pictures when they return… (comment from Harald after his return: here is an example) Until then, here’s the report.

Listen: April 23 Audio Report

If you want to ask Harald a question, leave a comment. I’ll text him the message and he’ll answer it the following night from his satellite phone.

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Harald re-recorded his April 22nd report. He’s now at 500 meters above sea level and making progress.

Listen here: April 22 Audio Journal.

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There seems to have been a bit of a glitch in Harald satellite phone last night, as the recording got cut short. But for consistency sake, here’s the first 30 seconds of his April 22 report. I wasn’t able to get his location, so I won’t update the map until tomorrow.

April 22 2008 Podcast. Greenland Crossing 2008

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After a delay, the trek began today.

Listen to Harald’s recap of the first day: April 21 2008: The journey begins (mp3)

Is this a polar bear?

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Harald discusses some of the preparation required to make a trek across the polar ice cap in Greenland.

Listen to the daily podcast here: April 17: Preparing for an ice cap crossing (mp3).

Training with tyres to simulate pulling the 80 kg pulka

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