GREENLAND 2002 - DISPATCH 9 A Sinking Feeling
Hello this is
Greenland 2002: Since the last dispatch we have
made several more ascents. It's 7:40 AM and we
have just returned from 15 km ski and climb of a
big peak out to the north.
It is still a
thrill to see the last few meters to the summit
and know you will be the first to stand there. The
weather here is incredibly warm - when the wind is
not blowing that is. The real temperature is about
0, but you wouldn't know it with your shirt off!
It's still hard to believe that we are 450 miles
north of the Watkins mountains.
conditions have been poor and we are sinking up to
our knees, just stepping outside our tents.
Unfortunately, this will put an end our thoughts
of climbing that incredible pyramid out to the
south of us. We are winding down our expedition
and expecting the Twin Otter to arrive in the next
few days, weather permitting.
Our minds are
beginning to drift away from NHN and on to things
such as the Blue Lagoon (a natural hot springs
outside Reykjavik), food, and of course home. But
there is nothing like Greenland. We are all a bit
leaner, a little sun burnt, and ready to return
home with a few more memories from the mountains.
Thank you to all
who have been following NHN. Thanks also to
EverestNews.com for indulging us. Look for some
great Greenland 2002 images in the next few weeks.
Best wishes from all of us from NHN.
This is David
Keaton signing out.