Arctic Diary: Tracking Wolves | July 23 | Supplies and Surprise

Having lost the wolves again and there still not being any sign of pups or mother at the den, it was mooted that the “shape” of the programme might have to alter slightly. Perhaps not concentrating quite so much on the wolves and bringing the other wildlife to the fore. The chances of filming the […]

Arctic Diary: Tracking Wolves | July 22 | Return of the Wolves

Just as easily as they had vanished some seven-and-a-half days earlier, the wolves suddenly reappeared, apparently without a care in the world. It was about nine in the morning and both Mark and Jonny had been up all night filming other creatures. Both were shattered but they weren’t going to miss the opportunity of getting […]

Arctic Diary: Tracking Wolves | July 19 | Tough Terrain

It was Jonny’s day to do a bit of exploring and increase our knowledge of the locality, so he followed our tracks east and was able to get over the river that was too strong for “H” and me previously. We’ve all noticed huge daily changes in the rivers around here. Sometimes they are full […]

Arctic Diary: Tracking Wolves | July 17 | Funny Farm

As the wolves were still away hunting – it had been 72 hours now – cameraman Mark was eager to capture the other bits of footage which will make up the whole story and so went off to the beach to see what he could find. He came back with some great “sequences” [these I’ve […]

Arctic Diary: Tracking Wolves | July 6 | Getting Comfortable

We had a little rain overnight; more of our 6cm annual quota. It still seems quite bizarre to me to have rain in this land where I’m normally struggling to get comfortable due to the intense cold.  The snow on the mountains is really getting thin, revealing a vista of grey and brown rocks. These […]

Arctic Diary: Tracking Wolves | July 13 | Bogged Down

We all agreed that the more we knew about the whole area, the better we would be at trying to capture some of the film sequences that were required. So “H” and I planned a recce trip going further east than we had been before. Whoopee! Back to exploring! So “H” and I – suitably […]

Arctic Diary: Tracking Wolves | July 10 | Camp’s Cook

The following day I woke at 1000 hrs despite not finishing filming until 0300 hrs. My duties now were all about supporting the crew as much as they needed: filling the ATVs and generator with fuel; filling cooking stoves with fuel; putting hot water in the thermos flasks; water fetching; battery charging; tiding; making breakfasts, […]