etting off at 10 pm it took us ten hours to cover 90 miles of terrain by sled, then another 7 hours to cover the remaining 10 miles to the zone. This is why. Rising temperatures meant our heavily laden touring sleds with shallow tracks were continuously bogged down in melting slushy ice. Even removing most of the cargo from the trailer, it still took over 2 hours to get his one sled out. Ahead of it is sheer blue, polished ice, and the way forward to 'the zone'.
Photos and captions by Dan Milner
Svalbard is one of the most remote places on earth. It’s located north of mainland Europe, midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. There’s more polar bears than humans that live there. So when Jeremy Jones, and Terje Haakonsen decided to take a trip there, we just had to document it.
Check out the full story in our November issue out now!