Friday, March 21, 2014

Greenland Crossing to Be Used to Compare Modern vs. Traditional Gear

In an extremely interesting and challenging expedition, twin brothers Ross and Hugo Turner will attempt a crossing of Greenland. The expedition will begin on April 26, 2014 and last approximately 30 days, covering 340 miles (547 km).


Now, this is certainly not the first crossing of Greenland. What makes it exceptionally interesting is that it is done for research purposes as much as pure adventure. The brothers will have to perform tests along the journey, measuring how their bodies are functioning. On top of that, Ross Turner will use vintage gear, clothing and food from the early 1900s in order to compare its effectiveness to the modern equipment used by his brother.

Hopefully, if the tests are performed carefully enough, they will offer great insight into the struggles endured both by modern as well as early 20th century explorers.

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