3 guys and a small quest to bring attention to the fragility of the planet!
And maybe these guys also want to prove that that they have the tenacity to do something that they have been dreaming about, kite sailing 3500 km!
Did I mention it is unaided?
Give these guys a listen!
Always a pleasure to speak to Adrian!
This story is just beginning!
Greenland 4 a Green and Sustainable Land
British UAE-based adventurer Adrian Hayes and Canadian adventurers Devon McDiarmid and Derek Crowe will be attempting a unique traverse of the full length of Greenland, from the Atlantic Ocean on the south coast to the Arctic Ocean on the north coast between May and July 2009.
Using the power of the wind to kite ski and haul 150kg sleds for 2 months over a 3500km route that has never been done before, the Emirates NBD Greenland Quest will also likely be the longest unassisted Arctic Polar journey in history.
The expedition is not about breaking records, however, nor is it just an extreme physical challenge. Aside from being an adventure that all three of us want to do first and foremost, it is also to convey a message: That is we live on 1 planet and need to stop living, in countries such as the USA and UAE, as though we have the resources of 5-7!.
Global warming is just one repercussion of this way erroneous way of being, and the Greenland ice cap perhaps the most visible illustrator of this. We aim to raise awareness of the melting Greenland ice cap and its possible consequences on the World, and will be carrying out a series of scientific monitoring tasks on behalf of a support team of international scientists.
Climate change cannot be looked at in isolation to the whole issue of the environment, however. And the environment cannot be examined in isolation to the economy and society. They are all inextricably linked and hence our partnership with BioRegional and One Planet Living. Sustainability – living a sustainable, one planet way of life on Earth – is therefore our message.
3 men doing a vertical crossing of the Greenland ice cap can't save the planet. But we will do our best to make sustainability and One Planet Living a household word during the process
Thanks for following our journey. And we hope that you will commit to making the world’s landscape a green and sustainable one!