The Norwegians love the Ice, I suppose because they live in it for half the year.
My forefathers are Norwegian with Otto Brauteseth, a hard man of humble means, coming out on a ship to South Africa in 1882. 130 years later I am getting ready for a trip to Antarctica just like so many Norwegians that have gone before.
One of Norways greatest modern day explorers is Børge Ousland, who, for the past 20 years has been exploring the Arctic and Antarctic pushing the boundaries of human endeavor.
The man is amazing, there are not many people who can boast a first under their belt these days, but Børge was the first person to complete a solo expedition to the North Pole without re-supplying, and the first to cross the Antarctic continent alone. He is still the only person to have accomplished both feats.
As I write the man is in the North Atlantic on his latest mission of sailing through the North East and North West Passage in one season.