We had a most wonderful trip.
We arrived in Greenland 5 days after clear weather, following weeks of storms. The spring, corn snow was of a character I've rarely seen. Because of the near 24 hours of low-on-the-horizon sun, the snow takes on a quality unique to this part of the world. We were still skiing corn on the Northern aspects well after most people had gone to bed!
I was with my buddy, Doug Coombs , who pushed us all to extremes. It was so fun to work with you again, Doug. This trip was so nice in so many ways. Thank you to team USA-Italy and the infamous Euro-Trash. You were such a blast to be with! You guys fully appreciated the splendid nature of Greenland. You made friends with the locals in Kangaamiut. The kids couldn't wait to see you climb out of the heli, landed only meters from their house. You were as blown away as Doug and I by the perfect conditions we found. It all came together, descent after descent, on slopes over 50 degrees, backed by the fjords, stretching away to Baffin Island.
Have a look at the photos. Most of these are first descents. Launching off these peaks, into terrain I've never been, is for me, a feeling unparalleled in any of my other ventures. I hope these shots can inspire others to similar feelings. This really is one place worth the detour.
Posted: Fri - May 28, 2004 at 02:39 PM