Tag: FJPolar

Fjällräven Polar 2019 M&M

The results of my first attempt at applying to Fjällräven Polar and the birth of a blog. Chasing Foxes is about aspirations. It is about living intentionally and longing deeply.

The Catastrophe of Success

Words that guided me in putting together my Polar application this year and through many other periods of life. In this particular reading, the salient analogy of the man with all his camping equipment afraid to begin the journey strikes a chord.

The Science of Fox Fires

The science and legends around the Aurora Borealis.

The Arctic and Climate Change

Why the Arctic is a prime spot for studying climate change. An introduction to some animals who live there. An example of how nature buffers against climate change.

Northern medicine: logistical and social challenges

A video about genomics and personalized medicine in the aboriginal community prompted me to write about the challenge of providing equal access to health care to all.

On Sharks and Seals

Why I am against shark finning but not seal hunting.

I am Qallunaat

Sometimes, images speak louder than words: thoughts on living on borrowed land as a Canadian immigrant and a comic borrowed from the Qikiqtani Truth Commission about the importance of dogs to Inuit culture and way of life.

Our Northern Territories

A short primer on the Canadian territories and the people who live there. The Inukshuk is as Canadian a symbol as any, yet few know much about the people from whom this symbol traditionally comes.

The ones who live there

Why am I trying to dogsled in Sweden when I can do that so much closer to home?

My Missing Piece

Fjällräven Polar is my chance to let go of what makes me complete and go again on that search for my missing piece.

Take more than photos, leave more than footprints

Applicants to Fjällräven Polar are asked for a quote that describes them. Mine explains my love for photography and my evolving view on being an observer and participant when I photograph.

On Purposeful Travel

Reflections on the impact of tourism on natural resources and how to be a responsible traveller, at home and abroad.

Why astronauts have the coolest job

Astronauts have my dream job, although admittedly, I have no interest in space exploration. I am, however, VERY interested in getting a spot on a Fjällräven Polar expedition. I imagine astronaut applicants must experience a similar thrill as I am experiencing applying to FJPolar 2019. The CSA recruits but once in a few decades. At least I’ve got a shot every year!

My first popularity contest

Applying to Fjällräven Polar 2019 was a bit of a spontaneous decision quite unlike me. To temper my excitement, I began blogging about the various topics that were on my mind going into the competition. This was how chasingfoxes.ca began.

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