1 day ago
We retreated from our final cave to the warmth of the 24-hour sunlight. Our time in Northeast Greenland was drawing to a close. As an interdisciplinary team of eleven people with seven nationalities, we’d achieved so much. We’d visited already-known caves, discovered, explored and mapped new ones, collected samples for climate change research, microbiology, glaciology and geology. The expedition was definitely a success, but even though this part has now drawn to a close the hard work is only just beginning. Over the next five years many scientists will work on the samples to improve our understanding of how one of the most sensitive regions in the Arctic will respond in a warmer world. Thanks to the FWF for funding the project and @petzl_official and @hiltiaustria for supporting us with gear. Also thank-you to our long-standing supporters, without you this project wouldn’t be where it is today!
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