Icecap / Ice sheet 2 - East Greenland

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Icecap / Ice sheet 2 - East Greenland, greenland, travel

This is me standing on the Greenland ice sheet in August 2009. It was a calm bright and occasionally sunny day with the temperature around +5C, the surface of the ice was pitted as rock particles and dust melt through faster than the surrounding ice so giving a non-slippery surface with good traction despite it being hard ice.

Note the hair wind-sock showing the direction from left to right.

Photo; © Paul Ward - These are pictures taken while travelling in Eastern Greenland in the Arctic summer.