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Greenland Quest: Kiting Narsaq-JPKochFjord-Qaanaaq

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Pictures from Derek Crowe

A Testimonial

As our unofficial 4th team member, Marc De Keyser quickly became one of our most valuable assets on this expedition.

Kiting from Narsaq to JP Kochs Fjord, and then back down to Thule was a big undertaking to say the least. Our team of three, Derek Crowe (Canadian), Adrian Hayes (British) and my self , Devon McDiarmid (Canadian) wanted to do the journey using kites. Unlike what we are used to (man hauling sleds), weather became one of the most important elements of the trip. Knowing when, how strong, and even direction of the winds determined how the expedition would go.

The first part of the trip, the leg form the south tip to J P Kochs fjord for the most part was pretty smooth sailing. We were able, with help from Marc, to set up a pretty regular schedule for travelling. After reaching the north tip, everything changed. This is when Marcs expertise came into play. A huge high pressure system came and sat over the top of Greenland, bending the winds , into exactly the wrong direction. This leg of the journey quickly became our most challenging. With Marcs help, we were able to make , what at times seemed like the impossible leg, to do able. We arrived with in two days of our projected time.

Often the team would be making a plan, and we would recognize with out the help of Marc and weather4expeditions.com we probably would not have been able to be successful. Marc was always referred to as our hidden fourth man. He was the guy who was looking out for us, and coached us through some very challenging times. I will not go on another expedition with out the services of weather4expeditions. com
Thanks Marc !!!!
From Devon and the team Derek Crowe and Adrian Hayes.

Dixie Dansercoer about working with www.weather4expeditions.com

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

dixie-dansercoer

Dixie Dansercoer, explorer with respect for nature and environment, about working with weather4expeditions.com:

“ Expeditions that require multi-year preparation with a great deal of focus on nature and weather systems also require solid preparation on weather forecasting.  As I have had the pleasure to work extensively during my polar expeditions with Marc and Fritz at www.weather4expeditions.com , I now know that not only have their forecast been extremely accurate, but more than that they have been a determining factor in all-important decision making.  I can assure you that when we go out on an expedition , the most discussed topic is the weather since it determines everything when you our OUT THERE, away from the protection of modern society.  So, in preparing an expedition with an endless array of things-to-do, I can only suggest that you make sure to place weather forecasting high on the list and let the boys who really know guide you!”

Dixie Dansercoer

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