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Surprise! Expeditions Head to Greenland

Despite travel challenges, a few determined groups of trekkers are heading to Greenland for some polar action. Veteran guide Dixie Dansercoer plans to fly this week from his home in Belgium to Greenland to guide a snowkiting journey from Point 660 to Qaanaaq in the north. Point 660 marks the edge of the ice sheet, a charter bus ride along the gravel road from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland’s only civilian jet airport. “It was chaos till recently,” says Dansercoer. “Closed borders on both ends, lockdowns, permits pending, insurance matters, not being able to send freight, airlines not flying or issuing tickets…Now all is in order, and we’re crossing fingers.” Meanwhile, one team crossing Greenland from west to east has already had its plans stymied. Tord Are Meisterplass, a former extreme skier from Norway who is paralyzed from the chest down, was evacuated…

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