Helen Mort et al. in near the Knud Rasmussen glacier, Greenland - August, 2016

from Underland: A Deep Time Journey, pages 387––388:

[Macfarlane and his climbing companions are pitching camp for the night close to the Knud Rasmussen glacier]

It takes half an hour to clear space for the tents, shovelling dust and moving stones.  Bill, Helen M and I sing as we work.  Bill’s rich voice spills over the glacier as the sun sets, keeping our spirits up.  Then we pitch the tents, and lash them down with rocks and cord in anticipation of the night’s wind.  Rock dust covers our hands and faces.

cite as

Robert Macfarlane, Underland: A Deep Time Journey (2019), p. 387––388. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1660918193577 accessed: 18 April, 2024

location of experience: near the Knud Rasmussen glacier, Greenland


Helen Mort
creative writing teacher, Poet
Matt Spenceley
mountain guide, tour and trekking guide, tour guide
William ('Bill') Carslake
Composer, Conductor, music director, traveller
Robert Macfarlane
University lecturer and writer

Listening to

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unspecified singing performed by Helen Mort, Robert Macfarlane, William Carslake

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 2016
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 19 Aug 2022 15:09:53 +0100
Approved on Thu, 01 Sep 2022 12:43:26 +0100