Yacht Destiny

Adventures with Janice and Andy

11 May 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
10 May 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
09 May 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
08 May 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
07 May 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
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03 May 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
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14 April 2019 | Fox's Marina Ipswich
08 November 2018 | Ipswich, UK
25 October 2018 | England
23 October 2018 | NE England
20 October 2018 | NE Scotland
18 October 2018 | NE Scotland

Yacht Destiny - Simon Christy Ski Tour 7-14 May 2019 - Day 5

11 May 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
Guest Author Rian Shedden (Brian)
After recent warmer weather, team offpisteskiing.com woke to a bluebird day with a heady mix of sun and well-frozen snow (and fjord!). Spurred on by a snoring concerto, Rian was found testing the outdoor sleeping conditions (and spectacular sunrise!).

Despite the freezing conditions, at 6.00am the skidoo drivers (Andy, Jan and Simon) still had to negotiate the tricky tidal pack ice. A 2.5 hour bushwack over heather, icy streams, moraine and treacherous heather....led to a meagre gain 350m above sea level, but also a reindeer leg complete with hoof and hair from Ian's foraging! Early lunch (at 8.30am - don't think jet lag will be an issue!) was required.

Fully fuelled, the team steamed through the next 650m over quick snow under a blazing sun with a welcome stiff breeze to arrive at the bottom of the day's objective, a beautiful red-walled couloir - well, all bar Jason who (driven by some rhythmic beats) detoured via the head of the glacial neve for another 150m vert.

The complete team had a quick sarnie and gulp of water to boot up the couloir and then gain the spectacular summit at pt 1460 with 360 degree views back down the fjord to our hut and out to sea with plenty of icebergs on display. Peak poses and selfies galore were followed by a perfectly timed descent down buttery spring snow, a bone breaking hard traverse and a saunter through the heather for our taxi home (along with beak and complete talons of a deceased white tailed sea eagle).

What. A. Day. Including Shaman Simon blessing the naming of "Christy's Hoof" Couloir in traditional Greenlandic fashion....

PICTURE : Ian skiing Christy's Hoof Couloir, a first descent by the team
Vessel Name: Yacht Destiny
Vessel Make/Model: Van de Stadt | Samoa 47
Hailing Port: Stornoway, UK
Crew: Andy and Janice Fennymore-White
About: We built Destiny from scratch in a barn over 8 years and have lived aboard her full time since 2013. We are on a journey to explore our limits without time constraints anywhere the wind may take us. We have spent the last 3 years in the Arctic enjoying endless summer days and long Northern lights.
Yacht Destiny's Photos - Main
Pictures of Icelandic nature including animals, fauna, birds
22 Photos
Created 30 July 2017
We have been in Iceland for almost a year, we have met fabulous people and enjoyed the wild weather, but it is now time to depart..
27 Photos
Created 27 July 2017