Glacier Kayaking expedition in western greenland

DISKO Bay - a unesco world Heritage site

now there is only one PLACE AVAILABLE FOR 2018

 

2018 Greenland expedition:

In summer 2018 we are going on a kayaking expedition to Disko bay in the western coast of Greenland. The expedition is led by Howard Jeffs who is a level 5 coach and has many years experience kayaking, coaching and mountaneering.

This expedition is an opportunity to spend three weeks paddling in a pristine ice environment in the polar region with an experienced expedition leader. We will set off from Ilulissat and travel north exploring the bays and glaciers in the route before turning around. We expect to see plenty of wild life, including polar foxes, Greenland falcons and several species of whales. This area calves hte largest icebergs in Greenland and we will have midnight sun to admire it all. Although we intend to paddle most days, we will also set aside sometime to hike and explore the interior.

Dates:

  • Greenland expedition group one - 23rd June to 14th July 
  • Greenland expedition group two - 14th July to 4th of August

In order to join the expedition, you will need to have an acceptable skills level. If you do not, there is the possibility to join the group that is currently training to develop the necessary skills for hte expedition. There are a range of courses and trips to which you can have access.

Image by Neil Buckland - www.tinmanphotography.co.uk

Image by Neil Buckland - www.tinmanphotography.co.uk

As this is a coached expedition, there is the opportunity for paddlers to work as 'seconds' to the expedition leader if their experience is relevant. For example a 4 Star or Sea Leader paddler looking to gather experience for their 5 Star award. Additionally, group members take on tasks and jobs to help with the organisation and running of the expedition. Our aim is for participants to learn the ropes and gain the skills to expedition.

The cost of the package is £2575. It includes:

  • One dinner and one breakfast during our wild overnight in the UK.
  • Coaching & guiding in Greenland
  • Kayak
  • 3 nights in a youth hostel
  • All meals and non-alcoholic drinks during the expedition
  • Communal tent for socialising, cooking & eating
  • Safety and First Aid equipment

To book, you will need is a 50% deposit which is non-refundable. The balance is payable by February 2018. 

Additionally, you will need to budget for expenses including gear, flights, two nights’ accommodation and some sundries.

If you would like to be kept updated on this expedition with a view to joining it for 2018 or 2019, please get in touch using the button above. 

PADDLE 4 CHANGE:

As part of our program we are developing a strategy to deal with our rubbish to make as little an impact as possible in this pristine environment. We will be also collecting rubbish from the ocean and the shores to dispose it according to our strategy. We will also document what plastic we fin littering the area.