Safety in Greenland is not to be taken lightly. Temperatures can drop far below freezing, visibility can drop suddenly, and winds can be brutal. Crevasses in glaciers can be hiding underneath a thin layer of snow, and polar bears may approach when you least expect them to. These are not conditions that most humans thrive in. Besides, the emergency services may be hours or even days away, depending on the weather conditions. Small mistakes can have large consequences.
Are you organising a camp-based expedition? Or are you going to traverse the ice sheet in a sports expedition? Or will you be undertaking day-trips on foot or by helicopter? We can help. We are keen to support your expedition by keeping you safe in situations of extreme weather, animal attack, and traitorous terrain, so that you can focus on what you came for. Please get in touch with us for further details.
Greenland Guidance also offers a course that can help you and your team members stay safe in the polar regions. We can instruct your team on making the safest choices in potentially dangerous settings. These settings also include less obvious “killers” like slush avalanches and snowmobile accidents. During the course we emphasise the importance of communication within the team and with the outside world, and even touch upon practical matters, such as which clothes to bring, and how to keep your toothpaste unfrozen. The field safety course is modular, meaning that we can finetune its contents to the needs of the course-takers. The course can take place at whichever location is most convenient for you. Want to hear more? Send us a message!