“You have to imagine that you’re on the frozen Arctic Ocean. You’re six miles from shore, you can’t really tell where the ocean stops and the white shore begins. All you see is white–and this thing where they’re dumping crap into the ocean to make this island,” says Dan Ritzman. “And, there, stuck in the ice, is a sign that says ‘No Trespassing’.”

It was 1999, the beginning of the climate movement. Oil companies had started to talk about green energy, but continued their dogged search for fossil fuel. At the time, Dan worked for Greenpeace, who was determined to expose that hypocrisy by any means necessary.

Today, we bring you the story of a Danish ex-special forces trainer, some very cold weather, some crooked State Troopers, a group of activists and the sometimes thin line between standing up for our wild places and adventuring in them.

Click here to see the video of Ulrik parachuting onto the frozen ocean.


Music: Your Pulse by Little Glass Men    •    If Walls Could Talk by Jacob Bain & Nis Kotto    •    I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor by Chris Zabriskie    •    Brooks by Kai Engel    •    Orater General by The King in Yellow    •    Juno by Chronox    •    The Departure by nisei23    •    Low Horizon by Kai Engel    •    Don’t Point That Gun at Me by Publish the Quest    •    Gotta Keep Movin by Publish the Quest    •    Original scores by Amy Stolzenbach

Tracks provided by Mevio’s Music Alley and Free Music Archive

and our friends Jacob Bain and Amy Stolzenbach


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