Louis' Svalbard Adventure

Day 11

Signs of Civilization

I never fully mastered the technique of descending with a heavy pulk but somehow managed to get down the last descent of the expedition without any tumbles. The same can't be said for some of my teammates and, as I skied past, I often heard someone effing and blinding as they wiped out for the umpteenth time.

Signs of Civilization

By lunch time, we were skiing past buildings on the outskirts of Longyearbyen, the first signs of civilization we had seen for two weeks. I couldn't wipe the smile off my face as I knew that the cheese burger I had been dreaming of for the past few nights was not far away.

Outskirts of Longyearbyen

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