#1. Svalbard, Norway
Sorting gear for a 7-person, 15 day camp-out in one of the most remote corners of the world is a day-long mission in itself. Luckily we had a warm storage hanger in which to get the job done. Alongside our piles of expedition kit sat peoples cars, boats and even a a couple of Harley Davidson motorcycles, owned by local Svalbard inhabitants. The island only has 25 miles of dirt road however, so we're guessing the polar sledges and sleds get more use.
The story, written and shot by Dan Milner, features Terje Haakonsen and Jeremy Jones shredding a chain of islands on the far Northern reaches of a Norway, only 700 miles from the North Pole. Polar bears are a real threat as is the remoteness. Part of the two-year splitboard film project Further, the crew tackles massive 2,000-foot long, 50-degree couloirs and returns to tell about it.
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