nature of East Greenland makes once again the dramatic and beautiful frame
for the third Arctic Team Challenge, 18-28th July 2003, on Ammassalik Island.
Arctic Team Challenge is held in July, as this month presents the Arctic
midsummer at its very high with stabile weather conditions, warm and long
sunny days and just a few hours of twilight .
The remoteness and isolation of Ammassalik Island has always defined the
district as one of the outposts of the frontier of civilisation. Well, it
actually still is. Of course on a completely different level than just a
few decades ago, but like always nature rules as the undefeated master.
The Island is situated between the polar ice and the Greenlandic Icecap,
and access with supply ships is only possible 4 months a year. Outside the
city, Tasiilaq, and the five settlements you'll only find very few signs
of people living here, though the Inuits have been here for centuries.
Due to the climate and landscape there is no traditional infrastructure
outside the settlements. In the wintertime the local transportation is by
helicopter, skidoos and dogsleds. In the summertime it's by speedboats and