Journalism Alumnus to Trek Across Greenland Ice Cap
Friday, August 3, 2007
Brice Minnigh, a 1993 Belmont Journalism grad and Fulbright scholar, is
embarking Aug. 3 with two friends on a 700-km unsupported crossing of
the Greenland ice cap, the world's second-largest after Antarctica. The
trio will need to travel approximately 20 km a day in average
temperatures of -20 to -30 degrees Celsius in order to reach their
destination in 35 days, a time frame determined by the amount of food
they will be able to carry with them on sleds.
The three men will use their trip to raise funds for longtime
charity partner ORBIS, a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated
to blindness prevention and treatment in developing countries. To read
the full story, click here. To learn more about Minnigh’s Trans-Greenland expedition or to contribute to the team’s fundraising project, click here.