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Saturday 2 August 2014

Irish film crew returns from Arctic Circle voyage

Louise Kelly

Published 26/08/2013|12:23

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An Irish documentary crew spent ten weeks on a journey to the Arctic Circle and the west coast of Greenland, collecting imagery from the picturesque landscape for use in an upcoming project.

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The team set out from Galway on June 14 and braved the Atlantic Ocean as they first sailed to Upernavik in Greenland.

In order to collect the necessary footage,  the group then split as four kayakers began a 300km trek through fjords and ice fields followed by three climbers on land battling the rough terrain.

The ‘North of Disko’ expedition, organised by Killary Adventure Company, was led by the firm’s MD Jamie Young, who has taken part in similar projects, including the 1989 Irish Cape Horn Sea Kayak Expedition.   

As can be seen from some of the beautiful stills here, and at www.northofdisko.com, the journey has been counted as a complete success.

Some of the captured imagery, particularly of the region’s disappearing ice, will also be available at an upcoming exhibition hosted by photographer Daragh Muldowney. 

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