May 4th, 2022 was the beginning of a once-in-a-lifetime and my hardest (physically and probably mentally) expedition: Greenland Crossing. For the first time in 12 years, I start an expedition which was not a solo undertaking. That spring we joined forces with Mateusz Waligóra, accomplished Polish traveler, to cross the Greenland Ice Sheet together. Our goal was to cross the world’s largest island from west to east. Before us – few weeks of independent ski trekking, with sledges 80 kg each. We start to move across the Greenland ice sheet, amidst a snow void, relying solely on our own strength.
The Greenland ice sheet is a region of powerful winds and temperatures dropping to -30ºC during spring. We entered the most difficult place of our lives. In the middle of an 1,7 mln km² icy void, that does not forgive mistakes and where the margin for error was very small. Greenland ice sheet crossing was a great test of physical and mental strength for both of us. It also verified all our winter experience. Finally, it was a wonderful and unforgettable adventure. We entered into a remarkable and inaccessible place, that has been changing more and more with the entire planet, over last years. A place empty like none I have visited – but also fascinating.
After 35 days and 622 kilometers, on June 6th, 2022, we completed the Greenland ice sheet crossing. Skiing in small team, we crossed the vast ice and snow, that covers the world’s largest island. Mateusz as the 13th and I as the 14th man from Poland in history.