Îles Lofoten : mon premier jour sur un bateau de pêche
À Stamsund, village situé sur la face sud de l’île de Vestvågøy, dans l’archipel des Lofoten (Norvège), Roar emmène ses hôtes pour une journée de pêche en mer.
Crete: Kingdom of Canyons
With more than 400 gorges, Crete is the kingdom of canyons. The island has 57 peaks over 2,000 m and many climbing routes.
À l’ascension du Gran Paradiso : une montée au (Grand) Paradis
Réalisable en deux jours, l’ascension du Grand Paradis (4061 mètres) permet d’admirer les grands sommets des Alpes de e son arête rocheuse enneigée.
Fifty Shades of Snow in Greenland: the Inuits Have indeed 50 Words for Different Types of Snow, Ice, and Much More!
Do you speak Greenlandic? Official language of the Arctic White Island since 2009, Greenlandic is part of the Inuit languages (a branch of the Eskimo-Aleut family) also
spoken in Alaska and in the Canadian Far North. Assembling words to form new ones, sometimes very long, these agglutinative languages have a very rich vocabulary to distinguish the multiple shades of snow, ice and the different types of seals.
Greenland is Melting and a UNESCO Heritage site is Leaking out of the Drain
The melting of the Greenland ice cap, which has been observed for the past twenty-five years, is likely to accelerate. Glaciers, like the one in the Ilulissat fjord, classified as a World Heritage Site, are threatened. For the inhabitants, especially the Inuit populations, the impacts of global warming have already begun to disrupt their way of life.
Greenland, a New Ecologically Promised Land?
With 80% of its surface occupied by an ice sheet, the White Island of the Arctic remains to be explored. With the melting of its ice cap, its mineral-rich subsoil is becoming more accessible and is attracting interest. Which resources to exploit and at what environmental cost? The 56,661 inhabitants of this immense territory (about three times the area of Texas) will have to decide.
Greenland Travel and Trek: 10 Things to Know about the White Island of the Arctic
Covered largely by ice, the White Island was named « Green land » by Erik the Red (c. 940 – c. 1010) in the hope that the name would attract settlers in search of more habitable spaces, including his fellow Vikings from Iceland. In the midst of a transformation, this land of contrasts, 80% of which is occupied by an ice sheet, has been hit hard by climate change. The consequences are threatening to have global repercussions (rising water levels due to the melting of the ice cap), but also to offer local opportunities; access to the mineral-rich subsoil, changes in fishing periods and areas… Ten facts to know about these new challenges that will affect the 56,661 inhabitants of this gigantic territory, whose dynamics are disrupting the entire planet.
Iceberg in a Bottle: the Arctic, a New Eldorado for Water Merchants
The Greenland ice cap is melting: an economic boon for mineral water merchants who want to bottle its icebergs, so-called pure water that’s sold at Champagne prices.
Crete, the Largest of the Greek Islands: a Paradise for Water Taxis… and Hikers
Island of gods, mountains and turquoise waters with peaceful bays only accessible on foot or by water taxis, Crete has a lot to offer to climbers and hikers who love deserted beaches during off-peak season (in early June).