The trip to Uloya was the most extraordinary i have been on. Now having recounted it more than a hundred times,
my shorthand is that it’s an Arctic island-hopping ski-touring expedition. After that photos and drone videos have to take over, since words tend to fail… It is the ultimate getaway. You are in awe of the beauty of the Arctic elements. The scenery changing from eerie monochromatic to high pigment blue; from harsh to benign. While stunning and other-worldly to look at, this could have been quite daunting to commit to on long 6 hour days in the wilderness. But our guide, Pawel magically got it right each time, planning each day in tune with the elements, setting the right expectations for what actually transpired. He was calm, kind, and inspired an incredible appreciation and energy in our group, which kept building over the course of the week. By the end of it, the energy was such that even Pawel couldn’t help grinning ear to ear, same as us! One month later I still find myself day-dreaming of Uloya… I don’t think I will ever forget the feeling of being there.
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