The Bradford Conservation Commission will host a talk on Greenland on Thursday, February 9 at 7pm at the Bradford Area Community Center. Bill Duffy, cartographer, photographer, geologist, and Bradford resident spent much of August on the Nuussuaq Peninsula scouting a possible route for the International Appalachian Trail (IAT) in northwest Greenland.
Located 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Nuussuaq is a remote, barren, and beautiful place with 6000’ mountains and deep glacially-carved valleys holding emerald-green lakes. The peninsula includes several small ice caps and hundreds of glaciers in various stages of retreat.
Come see Bill’s photos of icebergs, glaciers, and barren wilds and hear about navigating glacial moraines, wading ice-cold streams and his liaison with six Greenlandic teenagers, a Danish counselor with a rifle, a Maine geologist, and a Greenlandic matron out to prove something to her husband – Bill’s companions and guides on the hike.