Polar Camping & Kayaking - Webinar with Ida Olsson
Exploring the polar regions can certainly be a great adventure, but how adventurous can it get? Polar kayaking and camping are a great chance to bring your expedition cruising experience to a new level!
Join our kayak master and expedition leader Ida Olsson for a chat about these exhilarating activities. Ida is a wilderness guide from Sweden now living in Svalbard, and is one of the few in the world who has skied to the North Pole. This is a recording of the webinar from June 11, 2020. Enjoy watching!
0:59 Kate and Ida from Poseidon Expeditions make introductions 3:30 About polar expedition cruising with Poseidon Expeditions aboard m/v Sea Spirit 5:19 Ida talks about her career in the polar regions and how she became a kayak master & expedition leader 8:09 Ida talks about the Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition of 2018 and about living in Svalbard 10:28 Kate talks about polar cruise activities: Zodiac cruising, hiking, polar plunge, wildlife watching, photography 12:14 Ida talks about the Sea Kayak Club, how many members can join in the Arctic & Antarctica 13:30 When do we go kayaking in a polar expedition cruise? 14:59 How do the kayakers start paddling - from land or from the Zodiac? 15:57 Do you have to choose between polar kayaking and landings? 18:13 The difference between kayaking in the Arctic & Antarctica 23:40 What you need to join the Sea Kayak Club? 26:32 Safety while kayaking in the polar region & do you need to perform the Eskimo roll 30:12 Kayaking with wildlife in the Arctic & Antarctica 34:52 Camping in Antarctica 38:21 Why don't we use tents and use bivi bags while camping in Antarctica instead 40:37 Why camp in Antarctica with Poseidon Expeditions? 42:30 What about facilities while camping in Antarctica? 44:22 Gear needed for camping in Antarctica 46:55 Gear needed for polar kayaking 52:18 Questions and answers about polar kayaking and camping