Author Archives: Kathy Barber

Sermeq Avangnardleq Glacier

The Sermeq Avangnardleq glacier is retreating
Walking near the mouth of Sermeq Avangnardleq Glacier.

Sermeq Avangnardleq ice cave is affected by climate change
Ice cave formed near the mouth of Sermeq Avangnardleq Glacier.
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Navigating icebergs

Scientists return from studying how climate change has affected the icebergs in Uummannaq
Navigating icebergs in Uummannaq to return to the Grigory Mikheev.

Uummannaq harbour

Boats anchored in Uummannaq - an area affected by climate change
Icebergs and boats moored in Uummannaq harbour.

Ilulissat Kangia icebergs

Diminishing Ilulissat Kangia icebergs
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Walking near Ilulissat Kangia

Hiking across a melting glacier overlooking Ilulissat Kangia
Walking on ‘Little Eqe’ near the mouth of Ilulissat Kangia.

View from our cabin

View from my cabin as we sail North
Early morning view from my shared cabin/studio/moving home as we sail North towards Disko Bay.

Iceberg views in Qeqertarsuaq

Walking near the shore in Qeqertarsuaq (Godhavn)

Godhavn shore


View from the air plane on the way to Greenland as we approach Kangerlussuaq

An amazing birds-eye view of Greenland’s glaciers as we approach Kangerlussuaq.

Explore the interactive map

Satellite view of Ilulissat Icefjord

As the voyage gets under way we’ll be plotting our route on an interactive map, powered by Google Maps. Choose to view the map by terrain or satellite view, like the image above of Ilulissat Icefjord in Disko Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage site and the sea mouth of Sermeq Kujalleq, one of the fastest and most active glaciers in the world. Follow our route on the map ›

Counting down the last days

After much preparation we’re finally counting down the last days before we board the Grigory Mikheev in Kangerlussuaq. For twelve days – from Thursday 25 Sept to Monday 6 Oct – you’ll be able to follow the voyage in blogs from over 40 artists, musicians and scientists. We’ll be brushing aside snow and breaking out the portable satellite gear to broadcast text, images and video direct from the deck of the boat as we sail through the extraordinary Disko Bay. Check the website daily, subscribe to the podcast or sign up for the daily email update to follow our journey.