Greenland: Survival at th Edge of the World on SBS – Greenland – the biggest island on the planet. A beautiful and extreme environment, a remote frontier dominated by ice. But a land that is under threat.
Join Stewart McPherson on a voyage around Greenland to discover majestic wildlife, stunning scenery and its people. And how climate change is reshaping this extraordinary landscape.
In this two-part series Stewart travels to world heritage ice fjords, camps out on the vast ice sheet and is welcomed into small fishing communities. His goal is to reach the northern-most human settlement on our planet – and beyond.
We meet the local Inuit community – the only people who have truly mastered this hostile landscape, and travel by dog sled to learn about traditional fishing and hunting techniques, try local foods and find out the best way to survive minus 40 degree Celsius. This is an awe-inspiring, yet humble journey through a distant land – all the more so because of the critical threat of global warming and how it is profoundly affecting the country’s climate and way of life.
Series One, Episode One:
In the first episode of Greenland: Survival At The Edge Of The World, we trek onto the second largest ice sheet in the world, one of the best places to see the impacts of a warming climate.
By air we see the stunning ice fjords fed by the majestic glacier behind it. In the fishing town of Ilulissat we sample the local cuisine and ancient crafts, then onto the beautiful lake of Tasersuatsiaq, home to the giant muskox, a specialised survivor from the Ice Age.
Greenland: Survival At The Edge Of The World – New Series Premiere – Friday, 16 June at 8.30pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (2 Parts)
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