Andy Ruck

I Fought a Polar Bear that Killed a Teenager Under My Watch - Here's What Happened

I remember it the way I remember dreams: fragmented, illogical, surreal. I was a leader on a three-week youth expedition to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, in charge of 11 teenagers aged 16 to 18. We were camping on a flat spot in a boulder-strewn expanse of moraine near the mouth of the Von Postbreen glacier.

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