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#lecture - Friends of Glenua will next hold a presentation: Polar Bears of Greenland’s ‘Forbidden Coast’ which is a story illustrated with stunning photos and videos from this fascinating region.

The speaker Adrian van der Lee who is a photojournalist, graphic designer and adventure sailor will present the talk this Thursday 7 March (8pm) in the Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club, Pigeon House Rd, Ringsend, Dublin 4. There will be an entry contribution of €5 in aid of the RNLI.

Adrian van der Lee joined an Icelandic expedition to the rugged and desolate coast of East Greenland, to film and photograph Polar Bears, deep within the Arctic Circle.

Ten of the highest peaks in the entire Arctic can be found along this challenging piece of coastline, mountains so high that they can be seen from mid-way across the Denmark Strait. Between the peaks, huge glaciers expel vast quantities of ice in to the sea, creating mammoth icebergs of awesome proportions - this is Greenland’s ‘Forbidden Coast’!

To survive here you need to be entirely self-sufficient. Very few adventurers in the annals of Arctic exploration have ever visited this stretch of coast, and no wonder, in this hostile environment the nearest civilisation is many days away - and of course, it is the domain of the apex predator and one of the most fearsome beasts on the planet.

Discover the magnificent beauty of this remote Arctic region from on board “Arktika’, a classic 25-meter, steel-hulled ketch and find out what happened when a Polar Bear attacked their inflatable dinghy while the team was on shore!




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About boot Düsseldorf: With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place" for the entire industry. From 18 to 26 January 2020, around 2,000 exhibitors will be presenting their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, kitesurfing, rowing, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
40474 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668

The first boats and yachts will once again be arriving in December via the Rhine.

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