Some years ago I was up in North West Greenland in the Qaanaaq region and up to Sioropaluk on a dog sledge expedition. I was told by the Inuit ´s that they have 10 month of winter and 2 month with bad snow and ice for dog sledge tours for going to hunt and fishing. Today we got 5-10 cm of snow and the whole transportation system collapse. No train, no busses, cancel of flight, can’t drive on the road due to stocked car and trucks. Winter is always a surprise for many people. The one, who think ahead, will always be a winner. I´m not thinking of being smart, just to be prepared with different possibilities when winter strikes. Firewood in house, winterised car with some extra cloth, some warm drinks and tools to help me out if stocked in snow and some more things good to have in emergency or problem on the road. I always try to be one step ahead. Be smart say yes to the winter like the people in the north.
Photo is from the sledge tour from Qaanaaq to Thule Airbase a 3 day journey via Politiker Glacier and Moriusaq.