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OPERATION ETTRA

OPERATION ETTRA

“The ancestor of every action is a thought” --- Ralph Waldo Emerson   It’s a scene in almost every western movie. Cowboys huddled around the crackling fire at night, whiskey in one hand and smokes in another. Laughter, stories, a roast- catch of the day, sounds...

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4 Polar Bear visits and a Polar Bear poop

4 Polar Bear visits and a Polar Bear poop

“There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”  - Einstein Pancake Ice Slowly, the pancake ice is starting to form in the fjord. Our shoreline delineated by a thick band of frozen...

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Ettra is coming home!

Ettra is coming home!

“Anything more wonderful than the polar night does not exist. It is a dream-like sight. It is a light poem of all the finest and most delicate tones of the soul.” Fridjof Nansen NEW BAMSEBU BLOG Advent and a time of waiting When we were children, this time before...

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Two Polar Bears & two Polar Girls

Two Polar Bears & two Polar Girls

“To seek solitude during the dark part of the year in Svalbard isn’t just about bidding farewell to civilization for several months. It’s first and foremost about daring to meet yourself. Only the bravest among us dare to do that” -- Arne O. Holm Its December and a...

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Hello from Bamsebu – we are keeping the light on

Hello from Bamsebu – we are keeping the light on

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books” - John Lubbock The Use of Life One week at Bamsebu and this year could not be more different than...

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Hello to all in our Hearts in the Ice community!

Hello to all in our Hearts in the Ice community!

“The planet is facing a rapidly accelerating emergency, but it's not too late to act, says Christiana Figueres, architect of the historic 2015 Paris Agreement. "All of us start the transformation in one place — our mindset. This decade is a moment of choice unlike any...

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Behind the scenes – the gang of six!

Behind the scenes – the gang of six!

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to...

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Beluga whales – the great comeback story!

Beluga whales – the great comeback story!

Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farmworkers can become the president of a great nation. It...

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