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August 22, 2018

Nothing could have prepared me for how overwhelming the Arctic is in every way: visually/aesthetically, physically, emotionally, intellectually. 

It will take me time to think through what I've learned and find words to share it with you.  Right now I'm working on a series of posts (one for each day) with photos and info about what w...

August 6, 2018

One last post before I turn in for the night, and quelle surprisecopains, it's about books.

My pre-Ottawa expedition prep has included a lot of reading.  This is by no means an exhaustive list, but below you'll find some titles that have been particularly helpful to me in preparing to go north.  They're in no particular order...

August 6, 2018

Here

            we

                     go!

I made it to Ottawa late last night and rendezvoused with the crew, and we spent today doing expedition prep at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (photo, right).

This team is full of incredible kickass women: t...

August 1, 2018

My sincerest thanks to Dive Pros here in Pensacola, Florida for their support of the expedition and for helping me pick out all the right gear.  (Special shoutout to Daytha and Kurtis!  Daytha and I are mask twins.)

If you're ever on the Gulf Coast be sure to check out Dive Pros for all your scuba, snorkeling, and spearfishing n...

July 28, 2018

For a little orientation, here's a wider shot from Google Earth that illustrates just how far above the Arctic Circle the expedition will go.  On most of our route the sun will never set.  (Just as well for a packed itinerary!)

Less than a week out now.  I'll meet up with the team in Ottawa this Friday 3 August then on the...

July 24, 2018

I’m sure glad our SANTI drysuits/undersuits have battery-powered heat, because it’s snowing in Resolute Bay (our first stop in Nunavut, on August 6) this week!

Just ten days now until the team meets up in Ottawa for a few days of prep before we head north!

July 1, 2018

...and I'm now just a few weeks away from being the proud owner and operator of the SANTI LADIES FIRST eMOTION DRYSUIT AND HEATED UNDERSUIT!

Behold:

Featuring a latex neck seal, bottle HD silicone wrist seals, and a 10mm double hood.  

Though it looks like it's from the future, it's actually from Poland.  (Though they are ten hours ahe...

May 25, 2018

The awesome folks over at Lady Science magazine interviewed me about the expedition this week.

We talked about gender in narratives of Arctic exploration, women and girls in a changing climate, the role of the humanities in climate change activism, and, of course, Frankenstein and Jurassic Park.  (Whenever I have the opport...

The water will be 9,000 feet at its deepest, thick with ice, and home to narwhals, bowheads, belugas, walruses, polar bears, seals, and Greenland sharks

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