Expedition Report Published

Our 96 page report on the findings of the Northeast Greenland Caves Project 2015 expedition to  Kronprins Christian Land, Northeast Greenland, has officially been published in memory of Charlie Self.

The report has been written and edited by Dr. Gina Moseley, and contains additional contributions from: Chris Blakeley, Robbie Shone, Prof. Paul Smith, Prof. Christoph Spötl, Dr. Adam Szulc, and Mark Wright.

ISBN: 978-3-9504355-0-4 (Printed)    978-3-9504355-1-1 (Electronic)

                                                                                                        The contents of the report are as follows:

Forward
The Beginning
Scientific Background & Rationale
Project Objectives & Approach
Cave Knowledge Pre-2015
Expedition Aims
Permissions
Team Members
Route
Diary
Surveying
Caves – 2015 Expedition
Further Cave Exploration by Mark Wright
Samples
Ongoing Scientific Analyses
CASP Samples by Adam Szulc
Weather Measurements
Dead bird (GD20)
Flora
Fauna
1950s US Army Rations
Note from the Original Explorers (GD8)
Equipment & Access Methods used during the Expedition by Chris Blakeley
Photography, Filming & Power by Robbie Shone
Medical, Hygiene & Safety
Food Rations
Public Outreach
Acknowledgements
Carbon Footprint
Finances
References

The report is not available on general sale, but should you wish to obtain a copy, please contact one of us through the form on the contact page.

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Polar Film Fest

pfflogoWe’re a bit late putting this post up – ooops! Nevertheless, we are delighted to announce that our short film was featured in this year’s Polar Film Fest as part of the theme Climate & Connections. Continue reading

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Outdoor Women’s Alliance Post-Expedition Feature

Thanks Outdoor Women’s Alliance for yet another great piece on the Northeast Greenland Caves project! This time, Catherine DiSanto reports on the story of our expedition. To read the full article, please visit:
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Carbon Offsetting

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We would like to thank Go Balance Ltd. (formerly Celstial Green Ventures) for offsetting the carbon emissions produced during our expedition to Greenland during July-August, 2015. Continue reading

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Short film featured on National Geographic #bestjobever

National Geographic have published a short 2 minute film about our work in Greenland as part of their “Best Job Ever” series. We’re honoured to be included alongside people doing such great work out there.

 

 

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Radio essay for BBC Radio 3 – the short and long versions

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BBC Radio 3 invited Dr. Gina Moseley to write and record a creative essay for radio on the subject of our expedition to Greenland.  Gina, who hasn’t done any creative writing in over 15 years, agreed to take up the challenge and really enjoyed it.  A shortened version of the essay aired on Wednesday 9th December, 2015, as part of the Northern Lights Cornerstones series.

To hear the shortened version, please follow the link to BBC Radio 3.

To read the full version, please continue below…. Continue reading

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Short film of the expedition

Thank you to everyone who has and continues to support us, we couldn’t have done it without you.  Here is a short film of our expedition during the summer of 2015. It isn’t quite the full story (as is the nature of producing a short film), but nonetheless, we hope that you enjoy it. We certainly did! If you’d like to get the full story, Gina will be giving a Wilderness Lecture on 17th February, 2016, in Bristol, UK, and eventually we will publish an expedition report. Thanks again.

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Short film coming soon

Our short film will premiere at the Kendal Mountain Festival on 21st November, 2015, in the Petzl Underground Session. Be great to see you there!

 

 

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1950s US army rations

At the end of our expedition we were stranded for a few days due to bad weather along the east coast of Greenland (though at our location the weather was really beautiful). Whilst we waited, Chris Blakeley made a fascinating find. It was an old US army ration pack stored in the shelter of some rocks.  The little green tins had best before dates of 1955.  Of course, curiosity took over and we opened one up.  Take a look at the short film below to see what we found inside.

National Geographic have also covered this story on their food blog, Plate.

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Presenting the Project…

Presenting the work of the Project and perhaps more importantly the scientific rationale for the Project has always been high on our agenda. During the last few weeks, Gina has given three presentations to three very different audiences. In such instances, it isn’t just a simple case of presenting the same lecture three times over. Continue reading

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