The Jan Meyen Expedition, by Alasdair Flint
 
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Wed, 21/03/2012 - 19:00 - 21:30

Jan Mayen Island, part of the Kingdom of Norway, is a volcanic island in the Arctic Ocean about 400 miles north east of Iceland. Partially covered in glaciers, it is home to the mighty Beerenberg, the world’s most northerly active volcano. In July 2011, Alasdair Flint and a crew of three set sail from Scotland in Sumara of Weymouth, a 26ft Vertue, to reach Jan Mayen and climb the 7,470ft mountain. This talk describes the trip, the climb, a thwarted attempt at reaching East Greenland and the adventurers’ return to Oban via Iceland and the well kept secret of the Westmann Islands.

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