Expeditions in 2015

Expedition

Report

Outline

Arctic Leadership Skills Programme

leadershipskills_2015.pdf

 

To train leaders in polar/arctic leadership skills; this will include camp craft, leadership, ice and glacier movement, rescue, safety and emergency techniques, environmental awareness, polar bear behaviour and counter measures.

Worksop College East Greenland Catalina Expedition 2015

greenland-catalina-2015

recce flight video

recce flight report:
g-apfv-to-ne-greenland

 

Flew to and from East Greenland in the UK’s only airworthy Catalina flying boat. Explored the Vinblœsdal valley, south of Scoresbysund. Climbed five Arctic peaks including three possible first ascents. Equiped pupils with skills to become mountaineers. Gathered botanical and entomological specimens for British universities.

Recce flight by John Thorogood in G-APFV

On Thick Ice?

onthickice_2015.pdf

 

Walk from Point 660 (near Kangerlussuaq) to Greenland ice sheet. Examine glacier ecology. Abseil into crevasses to obtain biological samples. Produce footage to use for education and outreach purposes.

British Sam Ford Fjord Expedition

 

Make alpine style, mostly free ascents of the huge walls surrounding Sam Ford Fjord on the East Coast of Baffin Island. Ascent the Polar Sun Spire. (Expedition postponed).

Glacier hydrology, 
Russell Glacier, Greenland

russellglacier_2015.pdf

 

Investigate the impact surface roughness on melt.

Arctic 2015 - Final Return

 

arcticreturn_2015.pdf

 

To climb new routes in Hamborgeland on west coast of Greenland and new routes in the Cape Farewell area at the southern tip. To sail Dodo's Delight home across the Atlantic from Greenland to Scotland.

Sailing to Svalbard

svalbard_2015.pdf

 

Sail across north sea to Norway, up west coast to Tromso via Lofoten Islands, across Arctic Ocean to Svalbard.

 

West Lancs Scouts 
Mountaineering Group 
Greenland 2015

westlancs_2015.pdf

 

Fifteen Scouts from West Lancashire spent three weeks summiting the mountains around their base camp on the Emmanuel Glacier in Liverpool Land. The young team (two-thirds of the team under 30 and the average age of just 25!) enjoyed 15 days of fine weather to climb a number of peaks including first ascents of Reiff (1,000m), Sgurr nan Chumbawumba (1,200m), Abstract (803m) and Aiguille de Scouse (1,340m). A small team of four Explorer Scouts & Scout Network completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh expedition during their time in the field. It didn’t always go to plan though, as the team also had to deal with two storms whilst in base camp, allowing them to practise their Scout skills on tent repairs!

 

Arctic Ocean Sea Ice Project

Report

 

To collect sea ice data during voyages from Murmansk to the North Pole, for the sea ice research communnity.

 

Other Expeditions

 

Links to other Arctic Expeditions will be given here. Contact web@arcticclub.org.uk.

 

Members Travels

 

Members are invited to send photographs (©) of their recent arctic travels to entertain us all.