#1. Svalbard, Norway
pending a couple of days in the only town, Longyearbyen, meant getting to sample the local delicacies, or not for the couple of vegetarians along on the trip. The local menu pays small regard to international conservationist lobbying, with whale and beluga forming a regulr part. The Arctic beer here is still served cold.
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.