This Greenland trip focuses on exploring and photographing fantastic landscapes, pristine beauty and exotic wildlife in one of the last frontiers.
Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) April 30, 2015
Big Chill Adventures, a new travel company co-founded by 38-year-old glaciochemist Sarah Aciego and professional photographer Mindy Cambiar, is proud to unveil its inaugural tour of West Greenland. This 12-day/11-night photography and trekking tour is a magnificent introduction to calving glaciers, palatial icebergs, dogsledding, indigenous life, and arctic wildlife.
Guided by Aciego and Cambiar, the adventure begins with an excursion to Eqi Sermi, known as the “calving glacier.” An early morning boat ride from Ilulissat to the face of the glacier takes several hours and includes opportunities to spot whales. An afternoon visit to a nearby lagoon and moraine is followed by a morning hike in search of a community of arctic foxes.
“This Greenland trip focuses on exploring and photographing fantastic landscapes, pristine beauty and exotic wildlife in one of the last frontiers,” said Cambiar. “We will take care of everything you need to interact with the Greenland environment up close and personal.”
On Disko Island, guests will visit hot springs and take a strenuous 3-4 hour hike to an ice cap with views of the bay, waterfalls and massive basalt cliffs. If weather permits, they’ll dogsled across the ice cap, and spend the night with local Inuit people in a hut next to the icecap.
“The hut accommodations are primitive, but snug and warm,” said Aciego. “A hike down to the market and whaling museum in Qeqertarsuaq precedes our return to Ilulissat the following morning.”
Next, guests fly to Kangerlussuaq, the home base for scientific research throughout Greenland, where Aciego has conducted her own award-winning research. Using 4WD trucks, travelers gain unique access to the Greenland ice sheet margin and encounter jaw-dropping waterfalls, lakes, caribou and musk oxen.
Guests will embark on an unforgettable helicopter excursion over the fjords around the capital city of Nuuk to an inland glacier where they will land on top of the ice sheet next to a large supraglacial lake. There will be some free time to explore the capital city of Nuuk and the unique coexistence of indigenous culture with modern technology.
For more information on this 12-day West Greenland trip departing August 5, 2015, or other tours to Iceland, Greenland, Alaska and the Canadian Rockies, visit http://bigchilladventure.com/trips/westgreenland2015/ or call 307-640-9001. This tour of West Greenland starts at $8,750 per person.
About Big Chill Adventures:
Big Chill Adventures was started by Sarah Aciego, a professor of Glaciology at the University of Michigan, and Mindy Cambiar, a photographer from New Hampshire. Professor Aciego has led multiple scientific expeditions to Antarctica, Greenland, Alaska and the Canadian Rockies, and her research has resulted in 20+ publications on ice and climate. Mindy Cambiar is a graduate of the Rocky Mountain School of Photography’s Summer and Advanced Intensive Programs and Professional Studies Program and published photographer. Their work together has documented the interaction of scientists and their environment on these expeditions. Their specialized expertise and intimate knowledge of some of the most beautiful, and forbidding, landscapes provide an opportunity for an extraordinary Greenland experience. http://bigchilladventure.com/