“The snow seemed brushed with a broom, piling in an eddy
behind every object that disturbed the wind’s path. Blowing
snow hid the transmitter building that was perched near an
invisible coastline. Snow-blanketed ice and frozen tundra
blended together, obscuring the boundary between land and
sea. The Arctic in winter is a moonscape on earth….
“I wore multiple layers to blunt the wind’s chill. The layers
were topped by insulated snow pants, Eskimo-made boots of
caribou hide, down-filled mittens, and a parka with a hood
trimmed in wolf fur. A knitted balaclava enveloping my head
and face had a narrow eye slit that was beneath my goggles. I
was completely covered. Exposed flesh would have frozen in
less than a minute.”
Some photos of life in the bush can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wi-Fi-and-the-Bad-Boys-of-Radio/275965759083075 but you’ll need to scroll down to find them.