Then a little while ago I got an email from Ramon with a proposal, -if I would be interested in joining a circumnavigation of Greenland with the windsledge, that he is a pioneer of.
As I had quit my job to go freelance, and more or less taken a year off replacing 9-17 with adventures, it took me less than half a second to hit the reply bottom with a big YES, and so it begins!.
In reality I didn’t know too much about the windsledge project, as I had kept my foot in the door on another ski/dog sledge expedition that Ramon also had plans for ‘SOS Thule’ . But after diving in to all the material I could get my hands on of the previous six windsledge expeditions (....all in Spanish which I don't really master!), I realised what an amazing concept and opportunity this was. Not just for being a ‘first’, but the whole philosophy and simplicity behind the idea. Wind is just the future way for exploration and transport in the Antarctic and Greenland, where the topographic and stable wind systems allows for kiting.
-why manhaul if you can sail !.
Intro to latest Windsledge expedition 'Antarctica 90S 2011'
...yes, very Spanish & dramatic