Greenland Expedition 2013
During the early hours of Tuesday 6th August eleven intrepid explorers along with two members of staff safely returned from a three week expedition to Greenland & Iceland.
The Artic adventures saw us explore some of Iceland’s most scenic site like the Thingvellir (the mid-Atlantic ridge), Gulfoss, the great Geysirs as well as a swim in a hot river at Hveragerdi. In Greenland we sailed by large icebergs, explored miles and miles of glacial moraine, trekked across glaciers, climbed rock terraces, swam in the arctic sea, crossed (and fell into) glacial rivers, slept in tents for three weeks, cooked our own food, carried out hydrology studies, collected hundreds of insects, dealt with billions of mosquitos (and their bites!!) and finally put up with Mrs Blake and Mr MacRae!
Do you want to know more?? Well we are planning an open evening later in the year to share our experiences and the outcomes from our science work so look out for that date.
The pupils involved were: Libby Powers-jones, Ellie Leggat, Katie Houston, Zoe Brown, Emma Houston, Niall Ferguson, Andrew Hall, James Ross, John Kremer, Lachlan Cowie and Finlay Matheson.
Mr Macrae who organised the trip
Home for 2 weeks
Science in action
On the Glacier