Kerry adventurer completes 600km trek across Greenland ice cap

Killarney native Mike O’Shea has completed a 570km trek across the Greenland ice-cap. Mike O'Shea Greenland Ice-Cap Mike, who is based in Dingle, returned to Kerry this week with Cork adventurer Claire O’Leary who also completed the epic trek. The adventurers joined six others and three teams of dogs in covering over 350 miles, in deep snow over 24 days. greenland mike o shea Temperatures reached -30 centigrade amid the heaviest snowfall Greenland has seen in 20 years. This was Mike and Claire’s sixth expedition in ‘The Ice Project’ which is an attempt to cross all the major ice caps of the world. According to Mike, the romance of dog-sledding in -30 temperatures soon wore off adding that testing Greenland conditions certainly wasn’t a Disney moment.

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