Category Archives: Gunnbjørn Fjeld

2013 Scott Expedition Training in Greenland

This team was coming in as we were flying out of Greenland-they traced some of our route so you can see some tracks my team made…a lovely piece-be patient as it is HD but some of the footage is gorgeous-it … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #526 The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that…

The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that. –Norton Jester  

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Visual Soliloquy #517 Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down…

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. –Ray Bradbury

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Visual Soliloquy #514 Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever…

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. –Lance Armstrong

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MUN Today: HKR professor takes teachable moments to a whole new level

By Michelle Osmond (MUN Today May 31, 2012) “Imagine looking out at vistas of only white and blue with a horizon line that parts only these two colours and that you ski toward for days at a time.” This is … Continue reading

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Greenland Redux Number Three: Delivering a Polar Bear

I delivered a polar bear this week. Albeit a relatively small one. Without much bite and with lots of soft fur to a Grade Four class at Bishop Abraham School in St. John’s. This group of explorers in training under … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #511 Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world…

Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world. ― Pema Chödrön

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Visual Soliloquy #510 As long as our orientation is toward perfection or success, we will never learn about unconditional friendship with ourselves, nor will we find compassion…

As long as our orientation is toward perfection or success, we will never learn about unconditional friendship with ourselves, nor will we find compassion. ― Pema Chödrön

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Visual Soliloquy #509 Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity…

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our … Continue reading

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Greenland Redux Number Two: Climbing Gunnbjørn Fjeld

It’s hard to believe that two weeks have already passed from the day my team and I stood atop Greenland’s and the Arctic’s Highest Peak. “Real life” tends to welcome you home with a vengeance and all those tasks thoughtfully … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #505 Life is short, fragile and does not wait for anyone. There will NEVER be a perfect time to pursue your dreams & goals…

Life is short, fragile and does not wait for anyone. There will NEVER be a perfect time to pursue your dreams & goals. – Unknown  

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Greenland Redux Number One

Imagine taking a step where no one has stood before. Once you have that sensation firmly planted in your being, imagine nearly 200 kilometers of skiing where no one had ever travelled before. Imagine looking out at vistas of only … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #503 It is easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top…

It is easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.–Henry Ward Beecher

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Visual Soliloquy #502 Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home…

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. ― Anna Quindlen  

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Visual Soliloquy #501 I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself…

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself. -Maya Angelou

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Summitting Home

I arrived home this morning about 4:00 am after 15 hours of travel from Iceland. It’s great to see Marian and begin the transition to a more complicated life beyond the glacier. The daily routine will soon require much more … Continue reading

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TA Spotted at Home

TA Latitude:47.57006 Longitude:-52.70166 GPS location Date/Time:05/17/2012 10:21:39 NDT Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/7wF_r/47.57006N/52.70166W If the above link does not work, try this link:    

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Worldly Writing Wednesday May 16

Fun Fact of the Day DID YOU KNOW? The musk-oxen’s that roam Greenland use their sharp curved horns to help defend themselves and their families by getting into a circle and lowering their heads pointing their horns at their enemy … Continue reading

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Signing off from Reykavik

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TA Spotted in Iceland’s Capital

TA Latitude:64.13921 Longitude:-21.91977 GPS location Date/Time:05/15/2012 14:00:24 NDT Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/7uxfP/64.13921N/21.91977W If the above link does not work, try this link:  

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Totally Artistic Tuesday May 15

Fun Fact of the Day DID YOU KNOW? The most northern point of Greenland is only 740 kilometers away from the north pole! Today’s Activity For the last Totally Artistic Tuesday, we have been learning about Greenland and following TA … Continue reading

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TA Spotted in Iceland

TA Latitude:66.07523 Longitude:-23.12155 GPS location Date/Time:05/14/2012 21:47:38 NDT Message:TA’s location on her Go for Greenland Ice Cap to Gunnbjørn Fjeld Expedition. Inspiring Big Dreams & Big Goals! Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/7uYPJ/66.07523N/23.12155W If the … Continue reading

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Celebrating in Iceland

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Marvelous Map Monday May 14

Fun Fact of the Day DID YOU KNOW? The ice that covers Greenland is the second biggest connected mass of ice in the world and has a thickness of average 1,500 meters Today’s Activity For our last Marvelous Map Monday … Continue reading

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Audio Post – Camp #23 Twin Otter Camp

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Where’s TA?

TA Latitude:68.97508 Longitude:-29.72818 GPS location Date/Time:05/13/2012 12:42:23 NDT Message:TA’s location on her Go for Greenland Ice Cap to Gunnbjørn Fjeld Expedition. Inspiring Big Dreams & Big Goals! Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/7tbxT/68.97508N/29.72818W If the … Continue reading

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Spectacular Sunday Mother’s Day May 13

Message from TA Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom and Mom’s everywhere…I wouldn’t be here without you!  I hope to call you from the mountain today! Fun Fact of the Day If you go to Greenland you can see many … Continue reading

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Audio Post – Back to Advance Base Camp

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Audio Post – Summit of Gunnbjørn Fjeld!

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Where’s TA?

TA Latitude:68.91853 Longitude:-29.89847 GPS location Date/Time:05/12/2012 12:29:00 NDT Message:TA’s location on her Go for Greenland Ice Cap to Gunnbjørn Fjeld Expedition. Inspiring Big Dreams & Big Goals! Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/7sv6k/68.91853N/29.89847W If the … Continue reading

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Super Saturday May 12

Fun Fact of the Day DID YOU KNOW? All of Greenland’s cities are built along the coast because it is the only area in the country that is ice-free. Most of these cities are also along Greenland’s west coast because … Continue reading

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Audio Post – Advanced Base Camp Gunnbjørn Fjeld!

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Fabulous Physical Friday May 11

Fun Fact of the Day DID YOU KNOW? In Greenland, there are basically two ways of covering long distances – aircraft/helicopter and ship. There are no roads connecting its towns. Today’s Activity Stop Light Skiing In this activity when the … Continue reading

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Audio Post – Camp #20 Repost

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Audio Post – Camp #21 Gunnbjørn Fjeld Base Camp!

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Where’s TA?

TA Latitude:68.97957 Longitude:-29.73297 GPS location Date/Time:05/10/2012 14:15:11 NDT Message:TA’s location on her Go for Greenland Ice Cap to Gunnbjørn Fjeld Expedition. Inspiring Big Dreams & Big Goals! Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/7rZAw/68.97957N/29.73297W If the … Continue reading

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Terrific Explorations Thursday May 10

Fun Fact of the Day DID YOU KNOW? Greenland is one of the least inhabited areas of the world. There are only about 150 towns and villages in all of Greenland. Today’s Activity Explorers: Sarah and Eric McNair-Landry For our … Continue reading

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Where’s TA?

TA Latitude:69.04498 Longitude:-29.57816 GPS location Date/Time:05/09/2012 16:36:24 NDT Message:TA’s location on her Go for Greenland Ice Cap to Gunnbjørn Fjeld Expedition. Inspiring Big Dreams & Big Goals! Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/7qxVR/69.04498N/29.57816W If the … Continue reading

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Worldly Writing Wednesday May 9

Fun Fact of the Day DID YOU KNOW? The national dish of Greenland is boiled seal meat, along with rice and onions Today’s Activity There are so many ways you can be active throughout your daily life, from walking to … Continue reading

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Audio Post – Camp #19

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