Another Escape - The Frozen Volume
The Frozen Volume steps out and embraces the cold. It discovers how extreme conditions can foster community, unity and togetherness, and how our passion for outdoor pursuits can empower us to face the elements. It uncovers the resilience and ingenuity of communities that have prevailed in some of the planet’s most hostile environments, and how living in these enchanting yet unforgiving places has shaped their worldview. It explores the threats faced by frozen landscapes around the globe as the impacts of climate change become increasingly evident, and, crucially, this volume celebrates these unique icy regions in the hope that we may feel driven to preserve them for future generations.
The Frozen Volume explores the raw, fragile and compelling landscapes of our polar and mountainous wildernesses. It includes stories about thrilling outdoor pursuits, from Nordic skating on the vast and numerous lakes of Sweden, to dogsledding across frozen fjords and into wild snow-cloaked mountains, to braving the cold, paddling out and surfing in arctic waters. It features one man’s adventure to collect the world’s most comprehensive collection of snowshoes and his attempt to preserve the dying art of traditional snowshoe making; and one woman’s commitment to enduring the seasons and tending a weather station in the remote wilds of Iceland. It learns lessons in glaciology, discusses our complex relationship with our planet’s changing climate, and uncovers the plight of equatorial glaciers. This volume’s travel section ventures to the frigid coast of Greenland, a landmass dominated by ice and home to a culture founded on spirituality and traditional technologies.
The Frozen Landscape
Observing nature’s cycles and the opportunities the colder season brings.
The art and beauty of Nordic skating.
Norway’s complex relationship with climate change.
The Last of the Snowshoe Makers
One man’s adventure to collect the world’s most comprehensive collection of snowshoes.
The Weather Report
Enduring the seasons and tending to a weather station in the remote wilds of Iceland.
The Great Retreat
Long read: A lesson in glaciology.
The Fight to Save the Last of Britain’s Wildcats
Welfare-driven conservation to protect the Scottish wildcat.
Kalaallit Nunaat: The Land of the People
A culture founded on spirituality and traditional technologies.
A Glaciated Place
Understanding Greenland’s Ice.
Into the Backcountry
Dogsledding over frozen fjords and into snow-cloaked mountains.
The Adventure Race
The toughest cross-country ski race in the world and its story of community, unity, and togetherness.
The World's Most Refined Mountaineering Equipment
Advertorial: Combining utility and extreme durability with environmentally conscious designs and materials.
Dissonance in the Wilderness
How our selective memories can infuse our expectations and frame our relationship with the outdoors.
Get on Board
Fostering change in the behaviour and outlook of the masses.
Of the Last Equatorial Glaciers
Understanding the plight of equatorial glaciers whilst climbing Africa’s second tallest mountain, Mount Kenya.
The Art of Preservation
The role of artistry in creating awareness of climate change.
Braving the elements for the love of surfing.
Under the Ice
The responsibilities of a modern-day explorer and the value of solo adventure in the Arctic.
Good Work: Falcon Coffees
Using the power of business to create positive change.
A further reading, listening, watching, doing list that expands upon this volume’s themes.