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ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
Greenland on 08/20/2006 05:19:30 MDT Print View

Here's a few photos of my time in Greenland last year.
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Iceberg in Fjord
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Fishing at favourite river
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Scenery
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camping

Edited by ianwright on 08/20/2006 05:21:39 MDT.

Scott Ashdown
(waterloggedwellies) - F

Locale: United Kingdom
Greenland! on 08/20/2006 09:54:41 MDT Print View

Ian,

It looks like a truely awe inspiring landscape. Greenland, truly is one of the last wildernesses left on the planet! I would love to get there although at the moment I have my sights set on Iceland.

mark henley
(flash582) - F
Re: Greenland! on 08/23/2006 08:55:56 MDT Print View

Any Bugs Ian?

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Re: Greenland on 08/23/2006 20:32:21 MDT Print View

Thank you for sharing. What was the nature of your location? Preserve, private land, et al? I don't presume there's a whole lot going on in Greenland population-wise so there must be lots of open terrain.

ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
unreserved on 08/25/2006 07:07:54 MDT Print View

Hi.

I'm not 100% sure about bugs. I've been there two times and have had little or no trouble with them. I may have been lucky by going far north in early summer before the bugs come, and then in the far south later when they were gone. But next to nothing compared to what I encountered in Labrador.

It's hardly and exaggeration to say that the wilderness starts one footstep outside any town in Greenland. The population is extremely small, about 60,000 maybe and most 'towns' are really just settlements. So 99.995% of Greenland is wilderness. Pretty good. There are no established hiking trails either because so few people go there and few of them get out and hump a pack. I have done hikes in Greenland where I would have been the only person to do that walk that year. And you can go anyway you want as there are no defined routes, just work it out from a map.
Anyone interested can look at my information on www.virtualtourist.com
Find my 'homepage' (I'm "ian-w") and go to my Greenland notes.

Dwight Shackelford
(zydeholic) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
awesome on 09/29/2006 13:56:26 MDT Print View

that's some awesome scenery.

Are early and late summer the best times to go. What are the daylight/night time hours like then?

That arctic blue ice is just phenomenal in that first shot.

Edited by zydeholic on 09/29/2006 14:03:33 MDT.

ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
summertime on 09/30/2006 06:29:14 MDT Print View

Hi.

My first trip to Greenland was the longest and I arrived about 20th July and left 6th October. I am sure earlier would be fine but not much later as winter comes in VERY fast and cold. That bit of ice was pretty but tame compared to a lot of other stuff I saw. And proof of global warming ? A lot less ice and icebergs in 2005 compared to 1992.

Daylight. Yes, the ol' sun never sets happens and when it does it never gets dark, for a few months anyway, not all the time. I never had trouble sleeping luckily though had some late nights watching the sunset and giving up at 11.30pm.

Edited by ianwright on 09/30/2006 06:31:51 MDT.