A Guide’s Guide: Trekking the Tundra with Expedition Leader Michael Ginzburg

For adventure lovers, a common reaction to meeting polar expedition guides is that they have one of the best jobs on the planet. They spend much of their time outside, piloting Zodiacs and leading hikes through some of Earth’s most dramatically sculpted landscapes. They introduce shipload after shipload of new passengers, some of whom have never before seen the polar regions (and may never see it again) to environments the guides have often studied for years as scientists. And as a bonus, they get to pack around really big bear rifles – that of course we hope they never have to use.