WINDSLED ARRIVAL TO ICE RIVER, 528 MILES IN 15 DAYS !
The Greenland WindSled Ice River 2017 Expedition has reached one of the Arctic’s most relevant and fastest ice currents, the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream (NEGIS), after crossing the island from southwest to northeast for 15 days, and having covered over 850 km (528 mi) of the estimated 1,200 km (746 mi). This is the only polar zero emissions scientific investigation expedition underway on a worldwide basis. The convoy is driven by the wind that is generated by an 80 sq m (861 sq ft) kite, a creation by explorer Ramón Larramendi.
At this point, the expeditionary are planning to perform a dozen perforations on the frozen surface, in order to gather data for international projects Dark Snow, led by the American scientist Jason Box, and Ice2Ice, University of Bergen (Norway). Both studies are intended to better understand the impacts of climate change.