Traveling the Arctic Winter (Bill Simpson)

Video Shot in: 2009

Dr. Bill Simpson loves winter for its unique beauty and the opportunities it presents. The snow and light create a magical atmosphere, and the winter landscape is great for outdoor activities. Despite the cold temperatures, the winter makes it easier to move around the area, which is often swampy and difficult to traverse in the summer. Bill particularly enjoys exploring new sights and sounds in the winter. The Arctic environment is fragile, and the winter months offer a chance to travel without leaving too much impact. Fascinated by the physical processes that occur in this unique environment such as the formation of frost on trees and the creation of overflow ice, he sees the Arctic not as just one place, but many different places, each with its own beauty and character depending on the season.