TPZ193: From England to Norway in a Converted Lifeboat with Guylee Simmonds and David Schnabel

Converted LifeBoat
Photo Credit DevelopImages


In February 2018, architects Guylee Simmonds and David Schnabel bought a marine survival lifeboat and spent a year converting it for a four-month, 5000 km voyage to the Arctic.  Along with a dog named Shackleton, they traveled from the UK to Tromsø, the largest city in the Arctic, situated far north in the Norwegian Fjords.  The aim of the expedition was to design a self-sufficient boat capable of taking on the harsh environments, explore the wild and isolated Arctic landscape, and document the adventure through photography and film.  You can learn more at the website arctic-lifeboat.com.  Guylee and David, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

TPZ037: Surfing North of the Sun with Jørn Nyseth Ranum

Jørn (left) and Inge



When Norwegian surfers Jørn Nyseth Ranum and Inge Wegge discovered an isolated bay on a remote, arctic island along the coast of Northern Norway, they wondered if it would be possible to spend 9 months of winter there, surfing the ice-cold waves rolling in from the Atlantic ocean.  With only a few hand tools, they built a little cabin from the driftwood and other trash washing ashore.  They also brought their cameras and filmed the entire adventure.  Their award-winning movie Nordfor Sola or North of the Sun is a must see.  You can learn more about it at facebook.com/nordforsola.  Jørn Nyseth Ranum, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

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