I wanted to try and cross the country and found out that no other amputee had ever done it before so started looking into skiing across the ice cap
," he added.
A Facebook update revealed: "What a 72 hours, got trapped in a howler of a storm for neary 36hrs, spent five hours digging the tents out to spend over an hour travelling 1km in 60-100km winds to spend another hour putting up just one tent, absolutely crazy weather, and then this morning we woke to blue skies and then we have made a dash to finish the ice cap
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Crossing the Greenland ice cap
is just one of 12 physical challenges Antony will undertake this year as he attempts to complete them in as many months.
They also pointed out that sharply reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) pumped into the atmosphere will help slow the disappearance of the Arctic ice cap
Each one alters the albedo of the ice cap
, and even small changes in albedo can have a big impact on how ice survives the melt season.
During a 2002 expedition to the Quelccaye ice cap
in Peru, the largest tropical ice field in the world, Thompson and colleagues discovered patches of ancient wetland plants that had been exposed as the edge of the ice cap
The Emirates NBD Greenland Quest will take the Guinness World Record holder over 3,500km of ice in an unsupported vertical crossing of the entire Greenland ice cap
, from the Atlantic Ocean in the south to the Arctic Ocean in the north.
When compared to the typical September ice coverage for the 1960s and "70s the change is even more stark, as the ice cap
has shrunk to about half the size it was then.
That could explain why the ice cap
at that pole has been melting recently, scientists say.
There's overwhelming scientific evidence to support the fact that global warming, causing the melting of the Arctic ice cap
, will make the future of the resilient polar bear bleak.
The Qori Kalis glacier is part of the Quelccaya Ice Cap
, the largest body of ice in the tropics.