Wohoo! Our Greenland crossing team left Kangerlussuaq this morning and took a helicopter shuttle to their starting point on the icecap. The flight took 25-30 minutes and they are now well positioned beyond the crevasse zone and are awaiting the arrival of Salo and Julius, the two mushers from the east coast of Greenland who will be joining the team along with a lively posse of sled dogs.
Salo and Julius had some days of bad weather on their east to west crossing so they are a bit delayed. We are awaiting their position to have an estimated time of arrival, but in the meantime the team is celebrating being on the icecap. Tonight they had a special chicken dinner (an actual chicken, on the bone and all) in the group shelter, where they can all be together. Their current position is N 67°06'487", W 48°33'917".
Below: After dropping off the team the helicopter heads back to Kangerlussuaq
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