#1. Svalbard, Norway
Melting snow for drinking water is a constant chore when snow camping. Our life was made easier by a kerosene stove that could deliver a huge pot of water at a time. Some would say we've gone soft having this along, but what the hell, if you're using a sled to get into the zone, you might as well bring it. It also meant that we didn't have to crank a dozen small jetboil stoves each time we wanted to fill water bottles. Hydration is key.
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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