On the final day, 4 km became 12 as we hauled one sled each half a km toward land, marked a way point, walked back to the other sled, and hauled that to the new start point. It was 24 hours from when we awoke to when we went to bed.
To make a long story short, we kite skied across Greenland. In 11 days, through varying weather conditions and endless learning opportunities.
Celine did it fearlessly - with style, grace and humor.
I wish I could say I did this fearlessly – as if I matched on the inside what the wonder woman on the outside looked like.
But that wasn’t the case. And frankly, how often does that really happen? We all battle fear – in expeditions, in relationships, in business – it is an emotion similar to love; it overwhelms us, it freezes us, it catches us with a lump in our throat. Fear laughs in the face of logic. It leaves us breathless, confused.
I’d like to think that fear can be cured by thorough risk analysis. Identify the risks, do what you can to mitigate them, and determine whether you’re comfortable with your proximity to that risk. Decide: jump or don’t jump.