Kangaamiut Kangerluarsuat

Sep 11, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer

As National Geographic Explorer made its way south from Ilulissat, we were treated to a couple of interesting presentations. First, National Geographic Photographer Jonathan Irish showed us work from his A Year in the National Parks project. Then MIT guest speaker Richard Binzel spoke about the Arctic and why it exists. After lunch, we had a full-on expedition day in Kanaamiut Kangerluarsuat. 

With views of a tidewater glacier, we went on hikes of various distances and then a photo walk with hands-on instruction by Jonathan Irish. Out on the water, we went kayaking and cruised in the Zodiacs. For the especially brave among us, there was a polar plunge in the icy waters of the fjord. Truly a memorable day.

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Eric Pohlman

Eric Pohlman


Having grown up in the wilds of Northern Minnesota, Eric’s lifelong love of nature and a desire to explore was a forgone conclusion. His childhood summers were spent canoeing the lakes of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and his winters were spent exploring those frozen lakes on skis. It was no surprise when he decided to spend his summers working in Alaska’s fishing industry on a four-person commercial salmon fishing boat in Prince William Sound while attending the University of Minnesota. He did take a break to study abroad for a year in Helsinki, Finland.

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James Napoli

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Jim was born in rural New England where he quickly developed an appreciation for the outdoors and a love of exploration.  Four years with the U.S. Navy further enhanced his appetite for travel. Always interested in the visual arts, he studied Television at Boston University and Northeast College of Communications, landing his first job in the industry working as an editor at a Boston television station. His wanderlust drew him to a job with two major cruise lines; installing and managing broadcast centers onboard a total of over a dozen ships. He has since moved on to specialize in expedition travel and wildlife productions.  

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