Thu 02 Aug - Fri 10 Aug 2018

In aid of WaterAid

WaterAid

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ITINERARY

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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Thu 02 Aug 2018

Arrival in Keflavik, Iceland

Upon arrival at Keflavik, you will transfer to your accommodation closeby for the night.

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Day 2, Fri 03 Aug 2018

Fly from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland & visit to the Ice cap

Today you will fly from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland where you will visit the ice cap for the first time! Tonight you will spend your last night in a hotel before the trek.

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Day 3, Sat 04 Aug 2018

Trekking

You will start the day by getting a helicopter transfer to the start point of the trek on a sandy beach on Lake Kangerluatsiarsuaq.

Today will be a 22km trek up and into the rugged mountains of Ikkaridttooq, passing many small lakes with beautiful views back over Lake Tasersuaq, with the route climbing to 450m before descending to the Itinneq valley.

In the afternoon you will prepare your first night at camp at Eqalugaarniarfik by the entrance to a rugged mountain pass. You will have charming evening views over Maligiaq fjord.  

You will be responsible for helping to put up your tents and preparing camp each night. For those that want to and have any energy left, you can help get dinner ready. Overnight in camp.

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Day 4, Sun 05 Aug 2018

Trekking

Today you will trek 20kms through the Iluliumanersuup Portornga uplands and passing scenic interconnected lakes. You will be met with a truly dazzling string of large and small lakes wrapped around the foot of the Taseeqqap Saqqaa range at altitudes up to 450m. Overnight at camp at Innajuattoq with views to the surrounding snow topped peaks over 1000m.

Food and fuel will have been dropped at camp by a helicopter in advance of the challenge, but you'll have to carry your own gear and tents between you!

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Day 5, Mon 06 Aug 2018

trekking

Each morning you will help break camp, take down the tents and pack your bags. Today you will trek 18kms of mainly gentle downhills from a high point of 475m passing the mountain ranges of Innajuattoq and Taseqqat Saqqaa. You'll take lunch en-route at a scenic spot.

Overnight at our camp at the west end of the Nerumaq valley at around 150m (500ft).

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Day 6, Tue 07 Aug 2018

Trekking

Your penultimate trek is 18km along the low level valley walk to Kangerluarsuk with river crossings and a bouldery gorge. The day finishes along the sand and gravel beaches of a small lake.

Enjoy your last night in the tent with your tent mates beside Kangerluarsuk Tulleq fjord.

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Day 7, Wed 08 Aug 2018

Trek to the finish & transfer to Sisimiut

This is your last day trekking which will be an emotional one, where you reflect on all that you have done. It will be 22kms over the remarkably scenic highlands of Gerrortusup Majoriaa, after a traverse above the fjord, up to 400m. You will be awed by spectacular mountain scenery before descending to the finish point at Sisimiut.

Here you have options to ascend the highest mountain of Nasaasaaq (at 784m) or the lower Atangorsuaq (at 411m) befrore a tansfer to hotel in Sisimiut where you will have your celebratory meal to toast your epic achievement.

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Day 8, Thu 09 Aug 2018

Contingency Day

Today you will stay in Sisimiut and enjoy the coastal town and its surroundings. This day is intended to provide a contingency should we need it for any delays earlier on in the challenge. If all runs smoothly, this will be a day to relax and celebrate your achievements!

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Day 9, Fri 10 Aug 2018

Return to Iceland

Enjoy a final team breakfast at the hotel before saying farewell to Greenland and getting your flight back to Keflavik in Iceland. Here you can catch a homeward bound flight, or perhaps extend a few days to see some of what makes Iceland one of the must see locations of 2018!

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Important information

You must acknowledge that this is a true wilderness challenge and that the itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, wildlife movements, the strength of the group and so on. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary; however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that may occur. In all such circumstances, your expedition leader will have the final say.

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