Six-strong New Zealand crew to tackle Greenland in month-long skiing marathon

A six-strong New Zealand group will tackle the tough conditions of Greenland as they attempt a month-long skiing marathon.

They will travel 560 kilometres across the country, pulling 60 kilogram sleds as they mark the 130th anniversary of the first crossing undertaken by Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen.

The group includes Brando Yelavich and Hollie Woodhouse, who were picked from around 200 applicants.

They leave next Wednesday, but preparations are already well underway in New Zealand.

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