Team to Ski 1st Descents in Iceland & Greenland & Raise Climate Change Awareness

snow action team 13.02.2014

A team of five women will set sail from Ísafjörður, Iceland on March 26th bound for the southwest coast of Greenland in pursuit of skiing first descents and collecting local data about the changing climate. Shifting Ice + Changing Tides consists of team members Meghan Kelly, Nat Segal, McKenna Peterson, Pip Hunt and Martha Hunt. They have teamed up with the Climate Reality Project’s I AM PRO SNOW campaign to bring a compelling story back from one of the global epicenters of climate change. The trip will be documented by professional photographer Andy Bardon.

Women skier riding down next to Albert Ice Fall in the Selkirk mountains.

“We want to show people this remote part of the world from multiple perspectives – that of skiers, sailors, scientists, and environmentalists of both younger and older generations,” Meghan Kelly.

In addition to sailing and skiing, the team will be collecting data to inform both marine conservation and climate change studies through Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation.

“We knew that we’d be accessing remote areas and we are excited to be able to collect this data for scientists. It allows our expedition to physically give back,” Pip Hunt.

Shifting Ice + Changing Tides was a recipient of the 2013 Polartec Challenge Award. They will be running a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo from February 10 – March 7, 2014. To find out more visit their website at shiftingice.org. You can also follow them on Twitter, Facebook, GoodPeople, and Instagram at shiftingice.


Shifting Ice + Changing Tides is a human and wind powered female-led expedition to the west coast of Greenland to ski first descents and collect regional conservation data. The team is made up of the following women:

Meghan Kelly, Lake Tahoe, NV, Age 34 is a scientist, engineer, college instructor and big mountain telemark skier.

Martha Hunt, Whitefish, MT, Age 51 is a ski guide and instructor, master yachtsman, and chef.

Pip Hunt, Jackson, WY, Age 26 is Martha’s daughter, a big mountain skier, coach, and a freelance writer.

McKenna Peterson, Salt Lake City, UT, Age 26 is a big mountain skier, professional fisherman, and student.

Natalie Segal, Melbourne, Australia, Age 25 is a big mountain skier, coach, artist, and writer.

Andy Bardon, Jackson, WY, Age 31 is a professional photographer who has covered assignments for National Geographic, Men’s Journal, and Outside Magazine, among others.