Under the Northern Lights in Greenland

Recently, Andy and Jon were asked to fly the RED flag in Greenland for Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME). After surviving four flights – taking in Copenhagen along the way – the guys finally stepped on to the tarmac at Nuuk airport, in the shadow of the iconic Sermitsiaq mountain.

However, there was no time to admire the view and they immediately set to work carrying out interviews and filming plenty of fantastic-looking material.

On day two, they caught a speedboat at dawn to take them the 130km to a ruby and pink sapphire mine near the settlement of Qeqertarsuatsiaat.

RED received an enthusiastic welcome at the mine, and met plenty of memorable characters, including ‘Batman’, whose job on site is fairly daredevil as his name suggests! The Hitachi machines were in full flow and the boys continued making the most of their time, before an evening spent under the Northern Lights beckoned.

Day three was by far the busiest, but Andy and Jon still found time to get up close to the mine’s resident artic foxes and do a bit of reindeer spotting before the boat ride back to Nuuk. In the relative comfort of the Hans Egede hotel, it was finally time to take stock and reflect on what had been a truly unique experience.

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