Interlude

Notebook from the North is having another little break from publishing the weekly plogs, but in the meantime feel free to read/listen to some of the older posts, covering everything from politics to wolverines, volcanoes to plankton. Enjoy!

58: Tracking animals with tech- Camera traps and GPS tags

The animal kingdom is an incredible place. It was once only enjoyed by those in the countryside or those who have gone out of their way to venture into nature and study the wildlife there. However, thanks to folks like David Attenborough who have made documentaries in recent years, we have all become more accustomed … Continue reading 58: Tracking animals with tech- Camera traps and GPS tags

57: Wolverines

The animal spotlight this week is the wolverine! Though known best because of its namesake played by Hugh Jackman in Marvel Movies, this animal has quite the superpowers of it’s own without Hollywood’s help. A smallish brown fluffy creature, perhaps quite cuddly in appearance, these animals are powerful predators with some practical but potentially grisly … Continue reading 57: Wolverines

56: Assistants, Sherpas and Locals on Expeditions

Do you know who has the record for reaching the summit of Mount Everest the highest number of times? Some grand moustached Victorian gentleman explorer? Adrenaline junkie American climber? Austrian mountaineer? Nope, it’s Kami Rita, a Nepali Sherpa who has been to the top 24 times. In fact, the highest number of ascents by a … Continue reading 56: Assistants, Sherpas and Locals on Expeditions