Tag Archives: Arctic

Our 15 favourite trips, time for an update

Four years ago I wrote a post that captured our 15 favourite trips of all times – at that time. It took us quite a while to come up with only 15, but we did it. As it turns out, … Continue reading

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10 quick facts about Arctic ice and climate change

To most of us the Arctic is a remote environment up at the top of the world, covered in ice and snow most of the year, and populated by a few hardy people, mostly indigenous, along with a few very … Continue reading

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Have you heard of the Big 5? How about the Arctic Big 5?

For those of you who aren’t big game hunters or haven’t been on an African safari, the Big Five refers to the big African game animals that are considered the most dangerous to hunt (or with whom to have any … Continue reading

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Greenland – a gigantic ice sheet with a fringe of green

Our visit to Greenland was similar to Bolivia and the Falkland Islands in that it wasn’t our main reason for taking the trip (in this case to the Canadian High Arctic) and we had absolutely no expectations. And yet, as … Continue reading

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Exploring the Canadian High Arctic – the lazy way

I just finished reading Paddlenorth, by Jennifer Kingsley, possibly the first book I’ve read from cover to cover since committing to coming out of retirement six months ago. The author takes the reader with her and her five adventurous companions … Continue reading

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