Get up close and personal with the 60 metre tall face of the Russell Glacier on this excursion to the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
We will travel 25km by 4WD from Kangerlussuaq to the glacier along the gravel “Ice Road” – part of the longest continuous road in Greenland. Our journey takes us through a wide valley sculpted by the retreating glacier, and we will be sure to keep a sharp eye out for the musk ox and reindeer herds that frequent the area.
We will stop several times along the way for photos and to talk about the region around Kangerlussuaq, the features you see, the history, and the animals. We will also visit and tell the story of an old war plane that crashed back in 1968.
Once at the glacier, we will get as close as safety allows. Remember that glacier faces are notoriously unstable and unpredictable, so you should never walk all the way up to it. Here, you will have plenty of time to explore the glacier face listening to the running water, the cracking ice and, if you are very, very lucky, seeing part of the glacier break off and tumble into the meltwater river at its base.
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