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Stand by me – in the polar night

Stand by me – in the polar night

When the night has come, and the land is dark and the moon is the only light we’ll see. No, I won’t be afraid, oh I won’t be afraid, Just as long, as you stand, by me… Ben.E.King The last time we closed our eyes and tried to walk in total darkness was in Sept 2018 on...

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All we need is love

All we need is love

A hurricane storm is raging with wildness outside, winds gusting over 30 m/s which is close to 60 mph-120km/hr. Force 11 on the Beaufort scale. So powerful it keeps us inside and behind the 90-year old wooden walls as it thunders and shakes inside Bamsebu. The cold...

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Time

Time

50 plus years of preparation? Maybe we can say it like that. Seems like everything we have done in our lives, up until now, has prepared us in one way or another for this life at the “edge”. All of our skills developed and experiences gained over time that is...

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Training for the Olympics

Training for the Olympics

Running base layer - check, wool tights over baselayer - check, wool skirt over base - check, 2 pairs of socks - check, running shoes - check, gaitors - check, down jacket - check, waist belt with holster and signal pistol - check, weapon for polar bear safety -...

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For the Love of Science!

For the Love of Science!

What in the world is Citizen Science and why do we do it? In its richest form “Citizen Science” has the power to transform science and society. We live in a time where technology and information are abundant so it only makes sense to share information and collaborate...

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We’re all vulnerable

We’re all vulnerable

Vulnerability is something we have all experienced in our lives. Some more than others. Vulnerability can show up in in the absence of many of our basic needs - often things we all take for granted. Things like food, shelter, and warmth - all crucial for survival. In...

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First week at Bamsebu

First week at Bamsebu

The September 13th departure from the Coal pier in Longyearbyen was sealed with a powerful performance by 14 men from the “Store Norske Mannskor”- sharing songs and folklore from Svalbard’s rich history. All 100 guests were onboard soaking in the moments before we...

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Lots of Updates!

Lots of Updates!

Dear all!   We have a few good reasons why we have not sent out a blog lately. Now it's time to share a few updates! - What we are doing to get “Bamsebu Ready” for our 9-month overwintering Expedition, how to send us letters before we leave. - Link to the hosted...

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