The lecture “Czech Footprints in Greenland“ by the Czech Ambassador Zdeněk Lyčka
13.12.2011 / 15:18
A tale about crossing the Greenlandic Ice-cap on skis.
On 12 December 2011, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Copenhagen and Greenland’s Representation in Copenhagen arranged a lecture by the Czech Ambassador Zdeněk Lyčka called Czech Footprints in Greenland. The event took place in the cultural centre the North Atlantic House in Copenhagen. Besides the Greenlandic Representation, both the Representatives of the Faroe Islands and the Embassy of Island, have their residence there.
Initial problems with the projector were solved after a while
The Head of Greenland’s Representation T. S. Pedersen together with the Czech Ambassador Z. Lyčka
After a short informative movie about Greenland and an opening speech by the Head of Greenland’s Representation Tove Søvndahl Pedersen, Z. Lyčka was talking about his crossing of the Greenlandic Ice-cap. The four man expedition set out 8 April 2011 from the international airport Kangerlussuaq and after more than 30 days (6 May 2011) arrived to the town of Tasiilaq on the East coast of Greenland. The whole trail was almost 600 km long.
Among approximately an audience of 50 people there were mostly the Ambassadors accredited in Copenhagen, VIP employees of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the other three members of the expedition and people interested in Arctic issues. The company Karlovarské oplatky. s. r. o. (Carlsbad Spa Wafers) and the restaurant Café Bohemia in Copenhagen participated as sponsors.
The lecture / Draft beer from Café Bohemia
The members of the expedition (from the left): Mads Søndergaard, Zdeněk Lyčka, Morten Grundsøe and Kasper Kreiberg Andersen (foto: Hasse Ferrold)
Carlsbad spa wafers