Captain Ajo on board, we leave backwards Qassiarsuk and cross the Erickfjord to arrive the dock of Narsarsuaq. Antonio is waiting for us now with the van. Short driving to start the hike. Incredible, another sunny day in the Greenland summer. Two weeks after, autumn will shine all over the mountains of Narsarsuaq. We begin to walk. To our right a scientific station equipment controls the levels of CO2 (among others gases directly related to global warming) freed by the permafrost. We arrived to the start on the glacier valley. The Kiattut is receding and we can observe the prooves in the own empty valley crusader by several rivers and brooks that go down strong. The way is easy for the moment and crew have conversations about edible flowers and arctic cotton. Constantly we find sloes, cranberries, angelicas, bells and Niviarsiaq. The angelica is used to relieve pains. The flowers are used to prepare herbal teas. I’ll buy angelica seeds in Nanortalik without knowing that Qaqortoq is full of angelica. We arrived to the same doors of the glacier. Towards the west, Narsarsuaq.
We are always available to help each other when another colleague is in need of one, as safety is our number one priority. Here are two of my good colleagues working on a #Bell212
When replacing critical parts that can affect the airworthiness, as in this case the TRB (tail rotorblades), it is always a good idea to double/triple check your own work and have it double control check by your typerated colleague. Both because it is common sense and required by the law 🚁 #safetyalways#narsarsuaq#airgreenland
One week of adventure. The length was around 70 km but my sledge broke down after passing the mountains. From there i had to carry around 30 kg of backpack. I walked further to nearby sheepherders called Ipiutaq guestfarm, arrived in the middle of night after went through 25+/- km with hypothermia condition but quickly recovered. The place is owned by a Greenlandic man married to an French woman, both full of stories and i helped them with work. Day after i got ride with a snowmobile! My first ride ever! Such beauty of the landscape. Finally i arrived to my goal. A cabin deep inside of fjord, where the trees grows endlessly and peace within is found. Next stop one of highest mountains of south greenland: Illerfissalik 1752m high.
The birth of a home. My grandfather/Ittu, Jens Svenningsen and 3 others (Poul Bjerge, Arne Kyed, Hans Jakob Motzfeldt) build this place in the beginning of 90's. 2 weeks ago my ittu passed away at age 93. This will be my memory of him. #narsarsuaq#qingua#qanassiassat
We want to show you the top 10 most dangerous airports in the world.
So, number 1
Similar to Antartica, the extreme airports in cold Greenland are constantly covered in ice. At only 1,800 meters and canvassed in slick ice, this runway is the most difficult in the world for any pilot. The weather is constantly stormy creating intense turbulence and low visibility on approach making it the worst airport in the world for both flight staff as well as passengers. Shear winds affect planes which, coupled with the icy runway, can direct them off course. The nearby active volcano also commonly erupts sending ash into the clouds which can stall and destroy engines. Time of landing is also one of the things yyou have to consider. -
Video source YouTube Corporate flight channel.
Embraer phenom 100 Landing.
This lovely Boeing 727-100 from #IcelandAir is ready to take you to destination: #heaven with a lovely tint of fresh arctic breeze. It is a stunner, but it is one of the noisiest commercial jets because it used low-pass turbofan technology. It was this type of aircraft that the infamous D. B. Cooper hijacked in 1971.
Denne vidunderlige Boeing 727-100 fra Iceland Air er klar til at tage dig med til destination: #himmerige med et hint af arktisk brise. Den er en skønhed uden lige, men det er også et af de mest larmende passagerfly der findes grundet dens low-pass turbofanteknologi. Det var et fly af denne type som den berygtede D. B. Cooper kaprede i 1971.
Photo: Peter G. Osrunn ID: 163436
Hiking boots, yes. Parka, check. But did you remember to pack your Back-up Plan and Patience? ••• Travel in Greenland might be a fiasco sometimes, but at least it’s a beautiful one, right!? Do yourself a favour and learn to expect the unexpected, so you don’t freak out when something happens - be that snow flurries in July, flight cancellations or bunking with a total stranger. ••• Today’s adventure is: I finally landed in Narsarsuaq 2 days late due to technical problems on Saturday and there’s GORGEOUS weather all over the coast, but there’s too much sea ice to sail with fast boat. There’s no space on the helicopters since we are, in fact, extra travelers on today’s schedule. BUT - Aviaq Ittuk to the rescue! The slow boat is trying to get through the ice (💪🏽) so maybe we are going to sail after all and arrive late tonight. ••• Edited to add: not today. Too many hours to get through the ice. There’s always tomorrow ☺️ Edited again to add: it’s tomorrow now, and now there’s technical problems on the heli, so maybe it’s back to the original sailing plan. 🙄 #readyforanything#lifeatthetopoftheworld#travel#greenland#kalaallitnunaat#greenlandpioneer#narsarsuaq#winterishere#arctic#adventure#adventuretravel#snowparadise#frozenplanet#southgreenland#flying#airgreenland