Greenland Ocean & Ice

Greenland or Kalaallit Nunaat. The world biggest Iceland, with 2,2 square kilometers. It is mainly ocean, big fjords, mountains and ice. 81 % is ice.  58000 inhabitants divided around on the East and West coast. And it is stunning! It is incredible, and endless of beauty! Talking about my self: Have spent just 250 days…

Greenland 2018

Finally I got the opportunity visit Greenland again. And the best part was visiting the fjord and area, Torry Larsen and I with 7th SOS Sq, flew in and where dropped for the Greenland lenghtways expedition in 1996. This time we arrived with a sailing yacht, and could really watch the beauty of the scenery…

Operation Musketoon #2

Episode two of the documentary “Operation Musketoon” with infiltration to the power station in Glomfjord and the attack on the station. Meeting few of the people who experienced the demolitions and what happened afterwards. Also meeting with the son of the German who became shot at the station. That was very strong meeting for us…

“Operation Seagull” Memorial

February 6th 1943, 75 years ago the Norwegian Submarine HNoMS UREDD was on its way from Shetland to the area South of Bodø (Norway) with a crew of 35 + 6 S.O.E men and one S.I.S. That was Uredd´s first task on this multitask operation, where six Kompani Linge soldiers where supposed to infiltrate into Sulitjelma. Their…

First down Priestley Glacier

Ten years ago i finished the descending of the Priestley Glacier as the first one, hopefully the last one 🙂 It became worst than a nightmare for me. I was prepared for very strong wind or hurricane, on my way down. That became not the biggest challenge. Crevasses bigger than houses and snow bridges became…

Clingman Peak – 10 years ago.

10 years ago, 21th of January was one of my best days ever. After about 77 days on the ice I finally saw the first mountain on the other side of Antarctica. 75 kilometers away I could see the contour of a mountain. For several days I have imagine that I have been seing mountains,…

NEW – Gallery

Have been thinking of a gallery on the webpage for some time. Or more than what it is space for in the margin. There is so many picture appearing when looking into 20 years photo archive which even I have not seen. So the plan is to show some of them in the Gallery menu…

Mountain Filmfestival

The Norwegian Mountain Filmfestival was held at Gjendesheim for the third year. About 1000 people met for outdoor activity from river kayaking, climbing, hiking and for watching the last in mountain film and lectures. I had been asked to do a lecture on behalf of Bergans, which has been, and is one of the main…

Mountain Medical Course Weekend

13th – 15th of November Norwegian Mountain Medical Company (NFS) invited to the yearly weekend seminar in mountain medicine at Radisson Blu Resort Trysil. 120 persons participated. This is a course for those who want more knowledge in mountain medicine. The course is primarily suitable for those who have reason skills of first aid, and is…

Svalbard Mountain Ski Festival

Last weekend in May it was time for the third Svalbard Mountain Ski Festival. About 100 happy and eager skiers arrived Longyearbyen for a long weekend out in the field. Trygghamna (Safehaven) was chosen as Base Camp, where you have several guided options for summiting and good downhill skiing. Just to mention, the Protektor-mountain, Daudemanen,…

1994 Greeland crossing – 20 years

27th of March 1994 Rune and Torry started out from Umanaq on the West coast towards Isertoq on the East coast. The hardest one, Rune says. It was Runes first “real” expedition and was a really good lesson learn and preparation for the Greenland lengthways expedition, two years later. Without lengthways would have been impossible. They…

Lectures

Polar explorer and ex-Navy Seal; Rune Gjeldnes is the only person in the world who has crossed both the North Pole and the South Pole, unsupported on ski. He also completed the longest ski crossing of the Antarctica continent; 4804 km, solo and without re-supplies. Rune has been given more than 300 lectures to national…

Svalbard safety course

Two first weeks of November Nautical students from Tromso university had their Arctic safety course at UNIS Longyearbyen. This was a pilot project initiated by the Svalbard University Center. Students learn about the challenges operating in the Arctic. Both in the name of science, cruise tourismen and marine transport and the cruise manuals for this. I…