Monday, 16 April 2012

Greenland Photo Tour ~ Kevin Pepper, Tim Vollmer

Tim Vollmer has created a once in a lifetime photo tour exclusively for the Photographers Lounge. Sailing on a private sail boat you will follow the glaciers path as well as make stops in Greenland during September, 2013.

Your trip will start from Constable Point, a small airfield on the west side of Hurry Fjord in Jameson Land. There we will sail west between magnificent icebergs that drift down the Hall Basin after calving from the glaciers originating in the Inland Ice.

You will pass Ankervig through the narrow Føhnfjord with the magnificent basalt mountains of Gåseland on the port side and 2000 metres high sheer granite cliffs of Milne Land on the Starboard side.

Anchoring on land at various locations you will have the opportunity to scout for Muskoxen, snow hares, grouse, geese and other wildlife which normally graze on the south facing slopes.
But we will also take you to places like the glacier ridge between Harefjord and Rypefjord for a breathtaking view of Renland and the Inland Ice with endless number of glacier tongues descending into the sea.

Before our tour ends we will make one stop to visit the small village of Ittoqqortoormiit, founded in the 1920s by people from Ammassalik.

It is the most northerly settlement on the east coast of Greenland. The 500 inhabitants make their living mostly by subsistence hunting of seals, Narwhale, Muskoxen and Polar Bear. The quaint little houses dot the rocky slopes of south Liverpool Land with magnificent views of Kap Brewster and the Volquart Boons Coast to the south. Opportunity to visit the village‘s general store to purchase some local handicrafts of bone, soap stone and hides.

This trip is one very few people will ever make. It has not been till the last century that this destination has been available for you to stay and enjoy. Be a pioneer and come with us to take photos very few people have taken and shared.

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