Temperatures fell to ten below zero.On the evening of April 15 the as yet unnamed 38 year old heavy equipment operator for a National Science Foundation logistics contractor disappeared from the NSF’s Summit research station, a dot atop the peak of Greenland’s massive, empty icesheet located near the center of the island. A slew of replica watch gift international agencies and rescue services, including the Danish Air Force, the US National Guard, and even NASA, mobilized to find the man, who was recovered on April 18 shaken but alert.The NSF has not released details about how the man became lost or how far he was from the Summit station when he was rescued. He is currently recovering in a hospital in Nuuk, Greenland’s capital.--Sean Brander
Straight out of the gate I was feeling a high-gravity day and passed our tent to Frippe who added it to his already heavy pack. I also passed 60 meters of rope to Fabrizio who gave it back three pitches later after I had eaten a bit and was replica cartier Pasha C Chronograph watches feeling stronger--lifesaver. The wind still blew like crazy but the sun came out for the first time in several days which made everyone feel a whole lot better. Until it went down. From the back of the line Fabrizio shouted over the wind for a halt.
“It’s still 250 meters (820 ft) to The Shoulder and it’s going to be dark soon.”Our summit push that would ideally have started at 10:00 or 11:00 that night had relied on us reaching The Shoulder early enough to pitch our tents, brew up and rest for a replica cartier Pasha de Cartier watches few hours before starting for the summit. Clearly, that dog wouldn’t be huntin’. And since there was no place to pitch tents on the rocky face we were climbing, and going down was not an option, the decision was made to continue.An hour and a half later, just as it got completely dark, we all pulled up to a small shelf in the face about 100 meters (328 ft) below The Shoulder and started hacking tent platforms out of the ice.