Allison Ruault will give a free public talk and presentation on her adventures in the Arctic North-Svalbard this Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the Scout Island Nature Centre starting at 7 p.m.
Svalbard, (also known by it’s former name – Spitsbergen) is one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas.
The region is known for its rugged, remote terrain of glaciers and frozen tundra sheltering polar bears, Svalbard reindeer, and Arctic foxes.
It is also breeding ground for large numbers of seabirds.
The Lonely Planet describes the territory as: “the Arctic North as you always dreamed it existed. This wondrous archipelago is a land of dramatic snow-drowned peaks and glaciers, of vast ice-fields and forbidding icebergs, an elemental place where the seemingly endless Arctic night and the perpetual sunlight of summer carry a deeper kind of magic.”
And that’s what Ruault found when she traveled there in the summer of 2014 and did a circumnavigation of the archipelago by small ship.