Kangaamiut Kangerluarsuat

Sep 11, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer

As National Geographic Explorer made its way south from Ilulissat, we were treated to a couple of interesting presentations. First, National Geographic Photographer Jonathan Irish showed us work from his A Year in the National Parks project. Then MIT guest speaker Richard Binzel spoke about the Arctic and why it exists. After lunch, we had a full-on expedition day in Kanaamiut Kangerluarsuat. 

With views of a tidewater glacier, we went on hikes of various distances and then a photo walk with hands-on instruction by Jonathan Irish. Out on the water, we went kayaking and cruised in the Zodiacs. For the especially brave among us, there was a polar plunge in the icy waters of the fjord. Truly a memorable day.

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Eric Pohlman


Having grown up in the wilds of Northern Minnesota, Eric’s lifelong love of nature and a desire to explore was a forgone conclusion. His childhood summers were spent canoeing the lakes of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and his winters were spent exploring those frozen lakes on skis. It was no surprise when he decided to spend his summers working in Alaska’s fishing industry on a four-person commercial salmon fishing boat in Prince William Sound while attending the University of Minnesota. He did take a break to study abroad for a year in Helsinki, Finland.

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