Video: Dreamcatchers Rune Gjeldnes, Cecilie Skog and Ryan Waters
Posted: Nov 30, 2012 07:32 pm EST (Newsdesk) They skied across the Poles edge to edge and climbed 8000 meter mountains. Below video clips from Rune, and Cecilie and Ryan's sequences in the movie Dreamcatcher, by YDreamProductions.
In 1996 Rune Gjeldnes together with Torry Larsen, did a full crossing of the length of the Greenland Ice Cap from Cap Farewell in the south to Cap Morris Jessup; using parachutes, climbed, paddled and kite-skied. They were both 23 years old. Runes says in the video this was his greatest expedition.
Second for him, was the full crossing of the Arctic Ocean via the Geographic North Pole with Torry in the year 2000. They had no resupplies and no kite/dog support.
Starting out Severnaya Zemlya in Russia, they stepped on the ice in the pitch black Arctic winter. What followed was an epic journey. In the end, the guys had lost just about everything including their sleds and their gear. When they finally reached Canadian territory (Cape Discovery), they were wearing only a backpack.
The doctors of a small research station that examined them on arrival said that Rune and Torry were only 48 hours away from death. They had been out on the ice for 109 days. The first ever unassisted, unsupported crossing of a Pole.