Meet Alun Hubbard, Professor of Glaciology.
On our first Greenland crossing in 2016, we met Alun on the east coast, in the town Tasiilaq. At that time he was researching the mountain regions on Greenland, in cooperation with a team from Salomon who made a free ski-movie called "Guilt-trip".
The Breaking 3000 expedition is more than just setting a distance-record. It is an essential message to the world regarding climate changes in the polar regions. Alun was the first person that came to mind when started planning this aspect of the expedition. Therefore we will cooperate with Alun in showing these changes, and already in two weeks, we will meet in Oslo to plan further. After this meeting, you will also get to know Alun better. Meanwhile, read about Alun below;
Alun Hubbard is a scientist and glaciologist with an appetite for unorthodox adventures. He investigates glaciers and ice sheets, how they respond to climate change and drive global sea-level rise years with over 150 publications to his credit. This work has taken him to some of the most remote and harsh regions of the planet - from deep-field Antarctica to the very northern fringes of Greenland - often working during the frigid winter months in small, self-sufficient teams far from help and the relative comfort of official bases. He's also a mountaineer and led over 30 expeditions with two dozen first ascents of mountains in Alaska, Patagonia, Antarctica, South Georgia and Greenland to his credit. Many of these small, self-reliant and environmentally friendly expeditions have been carried out from steel, ice-strengthened sailboat which he purchased with a friend back in 1998 to provide a cheap and mobile mountain hut. This sailboat is still floating with plans to transit the NW Passage this coming summer to carry out a series of state of the Arctic Ocean monitoring experiments which will complement those on the ice sheet during the Breaking 3000 expedition.
We are thrilled to have Alun aboard the Breaking 3000 team.