Greenland, climate change and the future of skiing

skiiing.jpgIn March of 2014 six women set sail from Ísafjörður, Iceland with the intention of sailing across the Denmark Straight and up the south-west coast of Greenland. They hoped to explore the remote coastline, pioneer new ski descents, and collect scientific data in some of the most incredible wilderness on earth.

The film that came from that trip, Shifting Ice, highlighted both the incredible skiing on offer in Greenland and the impacts of climate change on the Arctic.

Australian skier and National Geographic Young Explorer Nat Segal helped to spearhead the trip. She is one of our best-known freeride skiers, and has spent the last six years travelling the world competing in international big mountain skiing circuits, including the Freeride and Freeskiing World Tours.

Nat will be speaking in Melbourne on Friday October 7.

Nat_Segal.jpgLatham Theatre, Melbourne University.

7.30pm for an 8pm start.

She will be talking about the Shifting Ice and Changing Tides expedition and other ski mountaineering adventures around the world, as well as, the effects of climate change she has seen on mountain environments – including the European Alps where she is currently based.

 

A facebook page for this event is available here.

 

Hosted by Friends of the Earth and Protect Our Winters, with support from Wild Magazine and MountainWatch.