The North West Greenland Expedition

Friday, 23 May 2008
If following along with really cool expeditions is your thing, here is another one to add to your RSS Reader.

Starting in June 2008, Alan Brook and Kobi Sade will begin an unsupported sea kayaking expedition from Kullorsuaq in north-west Greenland and paddling around 600km along the coastline.

Located almost a 1000km north of the artic circle, Kullorsuaq can only be reached by helicopter flying out of Upernavik.

They decided to paddle in that area of Greenland because it is one of the least developed and visited parts of Greenland. What's really interesting about that area is that a ban on the use of mechanically powered vehicles for hunting and fishing means that the dogsled and traditional kayak are still the primary methods of transport for these hunters.

Find out more about this expedition and follow blog updates of the expedition progress at http://northkayak.blogspot.com.

For those like me who had no idea where Kullorsuaq, Greenland actually is, you can see a map after clicking "Read More".


If following along with really cool expeditions is your thing, here is another one to add to your RSS Reader.

Starting in June 2008, Alan Brook and Kobi Sade will begin an unsupported sea kayaking expedition from Kullorsuaq in north-west Greenland and paddling around 600km along the coastline.

Located almost a 1000km north of the artic circle, Kullorsuaq can only be reached by helicopter flying out of Upernavik.

They decided to paddle in that area of Greenland because it is one of the least developed and visited parts of Greenland. What's really interesting about that area is that a ban on the use of mechanically powered vehicles for hunting and fishing means that the dogsled and traditional kayak are still the primary methods of transport for these hunters.

Find out more about this expedition and follow blog updates of the expedition progress at http://northkayak.blogspot.com.

For those like me who had no idea where Kullorsuaq, Greenland actually is, below is a map pulled from Google Maps. Click on the markers for some user generated photos from the area.






David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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