Successful school links mark end to trip

April 1st, 2009

Glenn at the end of the trip

Glenn and Simon successfully complete the journey

Simon and I made Iglulik late on Friday night after successfully crossing the Fury and Hecla Straight. We saw fresh polar bear tracks as we came near to town and when in town we heard that yet another bear had been into town. There was a dramatic change in the weather to mark the end of what was, for me at least, a cold trip; the temperature rose to about -20 and there was no wind, so very comfortable indeed!

Since arrival In Iglulik I have met with Vince and his staff at the Ataguttaaluk High School where I have been warmly welcomed and he is keen to make a link with St.Francis of Assisi School in Liverpool. (I am sure it has nothing to do with his interest in football!) It was good to meet Shontel at the elementary school and hear all about the link up with Glaitness in Orkney. Thankyou all for making this work and I am sure this will be the beginning of a great friendship.

I will be leaving for Iqaluit next week and am looking forward to meeting Carol and her team at the elementary school and Jimmy at the Nunavut Teachers Association.

I must also thank Simon and Eunice Qamanirq; Simon for his help and guidance throughout the long journey and both of them for putting me up at their house in Iglulik. Thankyou both.


Returning to Iglulik on dog sledge

Returning to Iglulik

Glenn on the ice at the end of trip

Return to Iglulik (audio report)

March 30th, 2009

Northern Lights offer a stunning midnight display

March 28th, 2009

Blizzard conditions on the way to Iglulik

March 25th, 2009

Traditional Inuit technology wins over modern materials

March 25th, 2009

Pond Inlet school link with Chiddingstone

March 19th, 2009

Arrival in Pond Inlet; snowmobiles versus dogs…..

March 15th, 2009

Deep snow and rocks slows progress to Pond Inlet

March 15th, 2009

On the way to Pond Inlet

March 15th, 2009

BBC interest in school link ups

March 7th, 2009

Brief encounter with a polar bear

March 3rd, 2009

Inside the Polynya

March 3rd, 2009

Developing a bond with the dogs

February 27th, 2009

Good progress despite cold

February 27th, 2009

Heavy snow delays progress

February 23rd, 2009

Polar Bear attack: Grim reminder of climate change

February 17th, 2009

Warm welcome in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut

February 14th, 2009

Glenn arrives in Canadian Arctic to begin Winter Journey

February 13th, 2009

The final phase of the expedition

February 1st, 2009

Conclusion of a successful second phase

December 10th, 2008

History in the making as supply boat makes it through retreating ice

September 11th, 2008

Team reach destination of Cambridge Bay; local people speak of changes as climate warms

September 8th, 2008

Severe storm hampers team’s progress

August 30th, 2008

Team storm bound near Hope Bay

August 29th, 2008

Warm welcome as team return to Umingmaktok after difficult paddle

August 29th, 2008

Bathurst Inlet:Elders speak of changes in water level and migration patterns

August 29th, 2008

Lots of rain but team head towards Cambridge Bay

August 23rd, 2008

Team make good progress; arrive in Umingmaktok

August 3rd, 2008

Team decide on new route

August 2nd, 2008

Team leave Kugluktuk on kayaking journey

July 23rd, 2008