The Tinytag Plus 2 data logger monitored temperature during the month long 580km unsupported expedition and during a training week in extreme conditions in northern Norway.
The coast to coast Greenland Crossing is attempted by only a
hundred or so people each year, hauling supplies and equipment on
simple sleds along a course just north of the Arctic Circle. In May
of 2016, Chris Lambert undertook this adventure, led by Norway's
leading polar guides - Ousland - as part of an international six
man team, taking a Tinytag Plus 2 temperature
data logger to record conditions along the way.
Chris took part in the trip as a means of testing and building
skills for future higher latitude polar trips for charity. The
Crossing was also part of a research project on emotional state and
physical/mental changes as part of a human performance study for
Northampton University and advisors to European Space Agency.
An initial training week took place in February 2016 on the
Finnmarksvidda tundra plateau in northern Norway. This trip
coincided with the coldest week of the Norwegian winter, with the
Plus 2 data logger recording a low of -34°C! The Plus 2 range is
designed for outdoor use: robust and waterproof, the data logger
was well suited to the conditions it encountered.
Chris and his companions completed the Greenland Crossing in 27
days, encountering a range of extreme challenges and adventures
along the way. The data gathered provided a permanent and
interesting record of the conditions experienced throughout the
training trip and the Crossing itself. A full account of Chris's
trip can be found in the pdf file on this page.