Northwest Passage

Facts About Polar Bears—Their Plight and Prospects
September 4, 2015
20 Days
110 Guests
From $15,980
Northwest Passage

Expedition Highlights

  • Hike over colorful tundra, explore protected bays by Zodiac, and enjoy the opportunity to walk on the legendary ice sheet of Greenland.
  • Land on shores made famous by Roald Amundsen and infamous by Sir John Franklin’s tragic expedition in search of the fabled passage to Asia.
  • Search for a variety of wildlife—seabirds, waterfowl, whales, seals, and musk oxen.
  • Cruise down sinuous fjords littered with glittering icebergs to the face of actively calving glaciers.
  • Photograph picturesque towns and meet with hearty locals who will teach you about life in the High Arctic.

Expedition Team

  • Mike Messick
    Expedition Staff

    Mike Messick

  • Lynne Greig
    Expedition Staff

    Lynne Greig

  • Mike Moore
    Expedition Staff

    Michael Moore

  • Mark Dalpe
    Expedition Staff

    Mark Dalpes

  • Jim Delgado
    Expedition Staff

    Jim Delgado

  • Carmen Field
    Expedition Staff

    Carmen Field

  • Conrad Field
    Expedition Staff

    Conrad Field

  • Ellen McIlvaine
    Expedition Staff

    Ellen McIlvaine

  • Dan Olsen
    Expedition Staff

    Dan Olsen

  • Rick Price
    Expedition Staff

    Rick Price

  • Tom Sharpe
    Expedition Staff

    Tom Sharpe

  • Hector Williams
    Expedition Staff

    Hector Williams

  • Jim Wilson
    Expedition Staff

    Jim Wilson

Trip Preparation: Gear Up!

  • Dry Peak Ultralight Waterproof Day Pack
Dry Peak Ultralight Waterproof Day Pack

When the High Arctic is calling, be sure to pack this ultralight, waterproof day pack, a favorite for its thoughtful storage pockets, roll-top waterproof closure, and breathable, supportive straps. Hike to your heart’s content and explore by Zodiac without being weighed down or compromising the safety of your gear.

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Interesting Perspectives from Previous Expeditions to the Northwest Passage

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    To the Polar Extremes in 2015

    June 12, 2015 | Blog Post

    For 25 years, we have taken inquisitive travelers to the ends of the Earth and 2015 is no different. We’re thrilled to be returning to both the Far North and the Far South this year, exploring two true polar extremes.

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    Facts About Polar Bears—Their Plight and Prospects

    Facts About Polar Bears—Their Plight and Prospects

    June 8, 2015 | Blog Post

    Found only within the Arctic Circle, polar bears show amazing prowess in adaptability. The world’s largest land carnivore weighing upwards of 1,300 pounds, the polar bear evolved from its brethren, the grizzly, around 200,000 years ago—the blink of an eye in Darwin time. Yet science shows it didn’t take long for these amazing creatures to adapt to the Arctic’s open sea-ice environment.

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    The ABCs of the Greenlandic Language

    June 3, 2015 | Blog Post

    Sisimiut. Ilulissat. Kangerlussuaq. Qeqertarsuaq

    Their names don’t exactly roll off the tongue; yet these coastal towns in western Greenland share a traditional Inuit culture that reaches back nearly 5,000 years, as well one of the main Eskaleut or Eskimo-Aleut languages.

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