One last hurrah. After gorging ourselves on a Greenlandic buffet at Hotel Narsarsuaq last night, we needed to work off some of the salmon, so we all headed up towards Hospital Valley again and branched onto The Ridge hike. A short (3 hours round trip is a very comfortable pace) walk to the top of […]Read more "The Ridge"
After being picked up by boat at Hvalsey yesterday evening, we sailed back to Qassiarsuk in order to do a little more shooting before returning to Narsarsuaq, and eventually leaving Greenland. There was still one more vantage I had not visited in the Qassiarsuk region, Ammassiviup Qaqqaa. Recommended to me by Knud and Søren, Ammassiviup Qaqqaa […]Read more "Ammassiviup Qaqqaa"
It has been a week since I have done any hiking. The remainder of my time in Igaliku was spent capturing as much footage as possible for the Viking Explorer’s project of two archeologists and one restoration expert that were stabilizing the stone archways of Garðar’s tithe barn. On July 24th, we departed Igaliku with this restoration […]Read more "Qaqortukuluup Qaqqaa"
Two days after ascending Nuuluk, I have the opportunity to go on another hike. The other two members of the video team Jessica and Terryll will continue shooting for two hours as I run ahead of them, hoping to go as high on Illerfissalik as possible, before returning to rendezvous with them on the plateau […]Read more "Part of the way up Illerfissalik’s neighbour Qaraju"
After spending four nights in Qassiarsuk, we sailed across Tunulliarfik (Eriks) Fjord to the landing at Itilleq. A gentle 4km walk along the King’s Road from Itilleq leads you to the wonderful town of Igaliku (Norse Garðar), where we settled in for a six-night stay in a comfortable house. After shooting wrapped up in the afternoon […]Read more "Nuuluk"
Prompted by the Viking Explorer and staff at the Leif Eriksson Hostel to check out an apparently well-preserved Norse ruin, I headed out towards Tasiusaq again, this time continuing along the ice fjord West of the town. If staying in Tasiusaq, continuing further to Ipiuttat, a decent sized hill that juts out in front of […]Read more "Further into the Tasiusaq Ice Fjord"
During our three nights at the Narsarsuaq Hostel we meet Knud Falk and Søren Møller who manage the site Vandrefalk.dk. Knud and Søren are researchers studying peregrine falcons in South Greenland, and have been conducting field work for over 30 years in the area. I asked them for advice on good vantages, and they gave […]Read more "Qaqqarsuatsiaq"