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In issue 146: Sound of Silence

Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Gemma Woldendorp and Natasha Sebire head north – really far north. Liverpool Land in far east Greenland is about as far away from cable cars and civilisation as you can get

Spot the glider... paragliding in Greenland. Photo: Gemma Woldendorp and Natasha Sebire

Spot the glider... paragliding in Greenland. Photo: Gemma Woldendorp and Natasha Sebire

“An expanse of smooth, glimmering whiteness spreads out all around us as we ski rhythmically, each with 80kg sleds in tow. It feels like we’re barely moving, yet this icecap is considered to be a small one by Greenland standards.

“Despite this, a perfect blue-sky day has our spirits soaring and it’s easy to forget the heavy loads and the distance still to cover. Snow-flanked mountains emerge into view, and we eye up summits for good launches, and rocky ridges, snowy gullies and icy faces for climbing. The prospects of climbing and flying in this wild and remote area are exciting.”

This time last year Gemma Woldendorp and Natasha Sebire headed north – really far north. Liverpool Land in far east Greenland is about as far away from cable cars and civilisation as you can get.

They went for a month or so, travelling in by dog sled, pulling pulls and getting around on skis. Their objective was to climb the unclimbed and to fly the unflown.

They returned with a handful of first ascents and as many first descents. “Some we climbed more than once – just for the fly down.”

After weeks where the loudest sound was “the blood in your head” they returned to civilisation and home in the Blue Mountains of Australia. Then they sent us their stunning selection of photographs.

‘Inspirational’ doesn’t come close.

Out now in the March / April issue of Cross Country magazine.


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