Expedition
Contact/Leader

Date
Report

Summary 

Worksop College East Greenland Catalina Expedition 2015
Neal Gwynne

2015
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recce flight video

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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.  

Recce flight video by John Thorogood in G-APFV

Recce Flight Report and photographs

Flying to Mestersvig
John Thorogood

2014
Report

A Piper PA23/160 Apache was flown from Scotland to Mestersvig.

Greenlyon Expedition

2014
Report
Blog

Climb unclimbed peaks, one per pupil at least, north of river Bodal to Storefjord, to undertake a geology survey from rock seen during the trek and to finalise a three year project along the length of Hurry Fjord of collecting water samples in nine locations to monitor ‘Ocean Acidification’ and revisit the Inuit settlement of Ittoqqortoomitt.

Cape Farewell 

2014
Report

To do a self contained sea kayak expedition and climb new alpine climbs in the area.

Arctic Return 
Bob Shepton

2014
Report

Climb new routes on the unclimbed walls of Hamborgerland, W. Greenland, to sail across to Baffin, to join the ‘Wild Bunch’ of 20-10 pioneering new big rock routes there, to sail back across the Atlantic to Scotland to complete the double transit of Scotland-Greenland-NW Passage-Nome, Alaska-NW Passage-Greenland-Scotland.

Are Microbes Melting the Greenland Ice Sheet?

2014
Report
To examine microbiological climate amplification on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet.

Greenland 360

2014
Report

To measure the 2014 melt rate of the Russell Glacier and Ice Cap.
To explore unseen areas of the ice using an aerial camera drone.
To work with locals to document how they are being affected by climate change.
To being an artist to allow us to communicate our findings through an artistic medium.

Greenland Wolf Research Program: 13th Field Season
Ulf Marquard-Petersen

2014
Report

Completed the first population survey of arctic wolves since 1998 in Hold with Hope, East Greenland. Monitored known wolf den sites. Unfortunately no recent traces were found.

Shackleton Bjerg Expedition
John Thorogood

2002
Report

Boating expedition from Mestersvig to climb Shackleton Bjerg.

Forsblad Fjord Expedition
John Thorogood

2000
Report

Boating expedition from Mestersvig.

Maria Ø Expedition
John Thorogood

1999
Report

Boating expedition from Mestersvig to Maria Ø and Ymers Ø.

British North Greenland Expedition
Commander C.J.W. Simpson

1952-4
Wikipedia

Explored Dronning Louise Land

 

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