Focusing on myself, I take off my clothes and carefully step into the water. My very first dip in an iced coffee.
The ‘ice refresher training’ with Andri Einarsson gives me confidence, even more the presence of my buddy Christian. I would not have done this alone.
I swim a few meters toward a shallow iceberg when something in the water bumps into me. It is a subterranean extension.
Although it is only ten centimetres deep in the water, it cannot be detected in the opaque rubble broth.
I catch myself thinking about climbing the small iceberg. But to do so, I would have to find a place that is safe to step on or climb. Besides, I have no experience in climbing icebergs floating in the water. I do know from a trip to the Arctic that icebergs that seem stable can be the complete opposite.
‘Hands off’, I hear the safety-conscious Malte command, ‘Enough for now’. I obey and return to shore.
Sometimes the things you fear the most are the ones where you learn and grow the most.
< 1 Min. In this brand new 31-page media kit, I show you my work as an adventure journalist and speaker: Expeditions, travels, challenges – everything that excites me. Let yourself be inspired.
2 Min. When I tackle a new project and doubt or hesitate, which is often, I repeat this phrase: “Not easy, but humanly possible, so doable.” Like here with a desensitization with a tarantula.
A journey with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society
20 Min. Aboard the research vessel ‘Resolute’, I lent a hand as a temporary scientist and helped collect data. The expedition took us through the Canadian Arctic to the breathtaking fjords of Greenland.