Arctic Expeditions Noticeboard 2018

This page is available to Arctic Club members, and others, to publicise their Expeditions. The aim is to generate interest in Arctic expeditions and to facilitate contacts and the exchange of information. Many members of these expeditions come to the Arctic Club Dinner. In particular, we feature expeditions with an Arctic Club Award and the Arctic Expeditions funded by the Gino Watkins Memorial Fund (GWMF).

If you would like to feature an expedition, please email web@arcticclub.org.uk
Expeditions may just give a title with external links to their own site and social media; a brief outline and links, or have a separate web-page.
Expeditions may be featured before and during and/or give a Summary/Report afterwards.

If you would like to contact any of these expeditions, please email and we will forward your message:

Moskus Expedition 2018 - The Stauning Alps (Arctic Club Award; GWMF)
Greenland North Liverpool Land 2018 (GWMF)
Supraglacial Rock Avalanches, Alaska (GWMF)
Rosinis sailing to Svalbard
ARCH2ARCTIC
Geological Mapping, South Greenland (GWMF)
Umiak Sailing and Mountaineering Expedition, East Greenland
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Read the 2018 Expedition Reports from the Gino Watkins Memorial Fund, which also funded:
Greenland North Liverpool Land Independent Group Expedition, 2018.
Unfinished business – a sea kayak journey to the 1931 BAARE base camp, East Greenland, 2018.
Subglacial weathering: an overlooked control on silica export to Polar Oceans, University of Bristol Glaciology Centre, 2018

Oxford University Liverpool Land Expedition, 2018.

Arctic Basecamp, Davos 2018  Completed 

 

Moskus Expedition 2018 - The Stauning Alps  Completed 

Arctic Club Award Expedition 2018

Objectives: first ascents in the Stauning Alps, climate change-related scientific research and to continue glaciological study of the Roslin glacier.

The Moskus Expedition was safely concluded on May 24th, with Leo and Matt returning to the UK after 5 weeks unsupported in Arctic Greenland. Both team members endured some tough moments, with bad weather costing the expedition a lot of time and necessitating an early evacuation from the mountains on May 12th. As a result the scientific component of the trip had to be modified, with some of the research conducted further east, in Liverpool Land. Mountaineering was more successful, with the team making two first ascents and very nearly a third. Overall, the experience was a fantastic one and, despite the many hardships and a close encounter with a polar bear, both Leo and Matt return as enthralled by the Arctic as ever, and enormously grateful to all the generosity and support that allowed their expedition to go ahead. 
Contactmatthay44@googlemail.com     

 Stauning Alps 2018-4

Greenland North Liverpool Land 2018        Completed 

Jim and Sandra Gregson, Simon Richardson, Ingrid Baber, Mark Robson & Ron Kenyon

This was an exploration of the mountains in the North Sector of North Liverpool Land.  All our objectives were achieved. Highlights include:

1. Eleven ascents of previously unclimbed summits
2. High level ridge traverses of the Hulya and Midnight peaks
3. New technical ascents on the Tower of Silence and Longridge Peak.

Supported by the Gino Watkins Memorial FundMEF and AAC(UK)

Liverpool Land 2018-1 Liverpool Land 2018-3 P4280296.jpeg Liverpool Land 2018-4 Liverpool Land 2018-5 
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 MEF Report Cover(click image to read their Report)

Read Exploring Greenland (2012) by Jim Gregson

Supraglacial rock avalanches Completed

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
Map: 58°46'16.1"N 136°53'50.2"W

Will Smith, Stuart Dunning, Richard Smith, Newcastle University

This scientific research expedition concluded on the 2nd July 2018, after a short but successful sampling campaign. The expedition was only possible during a  small window of opportunity, requiring enough snow to enable  ski-plane landing, but also a lack of snow to allow sampling of rock avalanche deposits. This snow condition ‘balance’ gave us a two week window, which would potentially be threatened by the regions famously bad weather. Fortunately, we had an excellent 5 day weather window, allowing us to sample the Lamplugh rock avalanche deposit, but snowpack conditions prevented us  traversing the Brady Icefield and reaching the La Perouse rock avalanche deposit. Overall, the trip was a success, providing a wealth of samples and some exceptional moments in a very remote and unexplored region of Alaska.

Twitter logo@wdsmith140 @Rock_Avalanches

 

Alaska 1 2018

Alaska 2 2018 Alaska 3 2018 Alaska 4  2018 Alaska 5 2018 (right-click to open in new tab)

Rosinis sailing to Svalbard   Back in UK

Bob Hendicott, with two other crew, sailed his yacht, a Rustler 36, Rosinis, to Svalbard.  The round trip was some 5,000 km.

Read his Blog and Diary on  http://blog.mailasail.com/rosinis

 

ARCH2ARCTIC  See www.arch2arctic.com

 

 

South Greenland Geological Mapping  

See/https://greenlandmapping2018.wordpress.com/