Helen Mort et al. in on the Knud Rasmussen Glacier, Greenland - August, 2016

from Underland: A Deep Time Journey, page 391:

[Macfarlane has descended into a moulin, an extremely deep shaft in the ice, and has managed to perch on a ledge to allow time to study the space]

[T]here is no choice but to stay a while on that blade of ice in this otherworld, and then reluctantly, gratefully, to give the sign to Matt: Get me the fuck out of here!

He changes over the rig, and they haul me up and out, Helen, Helen M, Bill and Matt all running my weight on a Z-pulley prusik system, and I emerge from the …   more >>

cite as

Robert Macfarlane, Underland: A Deep Time Journey (2019), p. 391. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1660920541805 accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: on the Knud Rasmussen Glacier, Greenland


Helen Mort
creative writing teacher, Poet
Helen Spenceley
mountain guide, tour and trekking guide
Matt Spenceley
mountain guide, tour and trekking guide, tour guide
Robert Macfarlane
University lecturer and writer

Listening to

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an aria from 'Tosca'
written by Giacomo Puccini
performed by William ('Bill') 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 15:49:02 +0100
Approved on Thu, 01 Sep 2022 12:46:11 +0100