Are you dreaming of snow during our unseasonably warm winter? Or, wondering how the Insuit people of the Arctic live and survive in such a harsh climate?
Find out from world-famous polar explorer Ramon Larramendi next Wednesday, March 1st, at 2:00 pm during a free virtual lecture hosted by Hamptons Observatory and Suffolk County Community College. Click here to register for this free public event.
Roman is a captivating and accomplished speaker, and his lecture will cover various topics, including insights into his career, notable expeditions, and revolutionary scientific contributions.
During his 30-year career, Ramon Hernando de Larramendi, a native of Spain, has led over 20 significant polar expeditions, lived in the Arctic for more than 8 years, and made over 100 trips to polar regions. One of his most notable trips was the Circumpolar Expedition (1990–1993), during which he traveled nearly 14,000 ki by dog sled from Greenland to Alaska across the Northwest Passage. He specializes in traditional Inuit travel and survival techniques and is a long-time member of the Explorer’s Club in New York.
His invention, the Inuit Windsled, is a wind-powered mobile platform designed to transport people and equipment through the remote interiors of Greenland and Antarctica. Building on the dog sled and combining wind energy, the Windsled is a zero-emissions, lightweight, and efficient alternative for interdisciplinary scientific polar research in otherwise inaccessible regions. In nine expeditions, it has already traveled more than 18,000 ki.
Hamptons Observatory would like to thank Ramon for sharing his expertise and Suffolk County Community College and Carin Eve Cole for their collaboration. The lecture is free and open to all.