Training for the Top of the Arctic @ Pizol

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Our friend Kathryn in Cordova helped us to get to Switzerland for a month. Myclimate sponsored us to offset our CO2-emissions.


That allowed us to talk at the SuisseNautik Boat Show in Bern and do many talks in schools, but also public presentations in tourist destinations, as well as social clubs and in front of employees of companies and institutions. Again we were able to inspire people to act for our climate.


In between we started testing the equipment to sail and climb the tallest mountain in the Arctic, Mount Gunnbjörn. We use Stöckli skis, Diamir bindings and Colltex skins to climb.



As a base we use the wonderful Pizol in Switzerland, where  TOPtoTOP was founded in 1999. Mia, 14 months old, did her first ski run.


In June we like to climb the TOP of the Arctic skiing over 150 kilometers of glaciers from the anchorage in a fjord close to the mountain with the entire family. We like to proof that great achievements can be done in harmony with nature. It will be the first time to access and climb the mountain under fair means.

In the Arctic we like again to collect climate data and climate impacts. We are still looking for a donation for a hydrophone to study the new patterns of migrating whales with rising sea temperatures, check out our wish list.

…but most important will be to connect also Inuit students with students in other locations we visited, to build our major task: building a network of understanding and friendship over borders to problem solve climate change and act for a sustainable future of our planet.

Please join us at our “goodbye presentation” on the 25th of March at 18.45h in the Berggasthof Pizol @ Pizol-Pardiel and for a ski touring trip for everybody the next day, where we meet at 9:00h at the Pizolhütte.

Good news: We are so happy, because we expecting another crew that matching Mia! It might be born in Greenland?


We are expecting to be back on our expedition sailboat Pachamama on the 30th of March.

More pictures from our trip to Switzerland here.




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