These moving words were shared to me by an Australian photographer who visited Greenland. Don’t they just evoke something from you? It’s a story of survival!
Turns out my photographer friend isn’t the only one to observe similarities between the two landscapes.
Tonight over dinner, I learnt from my resident Antarctica guru and friend Andrew that many a restless explorer who had conquered a polar ice cap had then moved on to venture across the Australian desert. I guess it makes sense, hey? If you’re crazy enough to cross one, you’re probably crazy enough to survive the other.
Legendary Polar personalities (haha, excuse the pun) such as Mawson, Madigan, Rymill and Wilkins have all written chapters in their journals describing how utterly desolate and foreboding both environments are, and consequently, how similar they feel.
Question: Does Greenland remind you of any another place? Are you able to compare it with anywhere else you’ve ever been? Do let me know if so, I’d love to hear more.