Part one of the ducumentary Going North is shown

januari 9th, 2009

Yesterday was D-day. Documentary-day. Episode one was shown on national television. We all watched with family and friends and is looked great. Nice to see what has happened in the last two years.

Did you mis it?? Oh, boy. Well you can still see the whole episode online. Here it is.

Project Inland Ice / Going North on television

juli 4th, 2008

The moment we (at least) all have been waiting for.
Coming Tuesday the Avro will start with the 5-episode series of the expedition. The have already made a really cool website on which you can find a lot of information about the series. There are extra video’s and an introduction video to all of us.
The process of the last two years have not always been so easy, but the result… just fabulous.


juni 25th, 2008

All schools have finished their projects. It is fantastic to see how involved the children and student were. A few examples: and We are now gathering all information and hope to show more about these fantastic schoolprojects soon.

Friends Crossing Greenland

juni 21st, 2008

How big is the chance to meet a good friend from Norway on the Greenlandic Icecap? Normally I would say almost 0,000001 %. But in the last 2 weeks of our expedition I was always looking at the horizon if I would maybe see two familiar small dots. Three weeks after us, Audun Tholfsen started together with Timo Palo with his icecap-crossing.59_km_day1.JPGThey started at the East coast, so there was quite a big chance that we could meet each other. Too bad, I think we had bad vision the day we crossed each other, so no meeting (We even did not meet any expedition from the other side.) But the good news is: After 26 days they reached the west-cost. There they experienced a lot of trouble because all snow was gone from the glacier and replaced with melting pounds and channels. But they made it. CONGRATUALATION GUYS!!!!! For who can read Estonian, this is their website:


Photos Greenland online

juni 8th, 2008

Just an other day on the IceIn total we made about 6000 photos. We will not place them all on the site but we made a little selection to publish on the site.

Click here to see the photos

School project

juni 4th, 2008

Yesterday I visited group 6/7/8 of OMS Den Dolder. Last month they joined the school project about arctic climate and our expedition. They did a great job. They gave me a presentation about the results of their project. It was great!! They learned so much and the kids taught me some new things about Greenland too. They made a dscn09261.jpgPowerPoint presentation and wall newspapers, wrote stories, had interviews and wrote to the newspaper, made expedition food, examined temperatures, just too much to tell. They even wrote and recorded a commercial about climate change. After school several kids wanted to stay to be dressed as a real explorer. This enthusiasm, that’s why we do it.


Voice over

juni 4th, 2008

dscn09331.jpgJust 10 days back in Holland and again busy with the project. In a studio in Amstelveen, Henk Jan and I did the voice-over for the first part of the documentary. One of those things I didn’t expect to learn when I started the project. I found it difficult, but great to do. Speak a bit lower, a bit faster, more intonation, sing a bit, and speak in the microphone.

studio.jpgImagine me in a small room behind a microphone with a headphone on trying to speak the right line in the right speed while running and laughing. Pffffffff, but after 4 hours they were happy with it. Only 4 more episodes to go.


Home sweet home

mei 23rd, 2008

dscn1678.JPGAfter being away for 37 days, we finanly made it to Schiphol airport on Friday, 23 may at around 13:00. There was a huge crowd to welcome us including family, friends and press.

For us the past two years have been great. We have worked hard to get everything organised for this big trip. We are very happy that we have made it to the other side of Greenland. This is not always the case for expeditions across the Greenland Icesheet.

Everybody who has supported us during the past few weeks, thanks!! Thanks for al the reply’s in the weblog. We will read them all. Thanks for all the sms messages. Those gave a big smile on our face during dinner. And thanks for the patience during the last two years, we couldn’t talk or think about anything else…

But right now I will sit back and relax and enjoy my family.

Arrival Friday!!!

mei 21st, 2008

Against all odds, we have managed that the team arrives friday, instead of the earlier expected sunday. Long story:

 The helicopter  that should bring them to Kulusuk (airport to Reykjavik) was supposed to leave Tasilaq at 10.25 and arrive in kulusuk 10.35. The flight to RKV goes today at 10.45… Not enough transfertime of course. We have split the team up over different flights from tasilaq to kulusuk, and now 5 of them are already in Kulusuk, Pim arrives with the next flight in 10 minutes. They fly to rekjavik today, and Friday they’re home. So that means we all have a complete weekend with our beloved ones!

Friday, 12.55 at Schiphol, flight 502 from Keflavik . Arrival hall: unknown, see the information at the airport.

Welcome home committe, please let me know your suggestions and surprises 🙂

broad ……….. 67% ………. cast

mei 19th, 2008

As some of you may have seen, the broadcast was not as smooth as supposed, but still we have seen some moving images from Isortoq. The coordinator at the marnix academie, Arie Vonk, was glad with the session, despite the delays in sound and video.

Luckily the chat window worked in correct order, and the team could answer a lot of questions from the kids. On one of the schools, camera teams from both AVRO and the expedition documentary were present. Unfortunately “het jeugdjournaal” decided not to bring this news.

And now the team has completed their last expedition-task it’s only flying and waiting. Lots of waiting maybe, since helicopters on Greenland don’t fly as often as a bus here in Holland…