Healthcare Challenges (03:40)
Longyearbyen prepares for the annual ski marathon; Doctor Martin anticipates injuries and worries bout insufficient resources. Baby Malte arrives with respiratory problems; she has bronchitis.
Arctic Safety and Science (03:35)
Professor Chris analyzes an avalanche report, discussing the possibility of unstable locations near town, and examines the site. Officials closely monitor snow conditions before the ski marathon.
Longyearbyen Pastor (04:04)
Leif discusses challenges of writing lyrics; he plans to produce an album. His group records in an old mine at the edge of town. He wants to find a wife and start a family.
Hotel Entertainment (02:17)
Mary Ann wants Bruce Springsteen to play a gig at Polarrigg. She enlists Jason to plan the concert, believing they could have up to 4,000 attendees.
Arctic Work Environment (03:51)
The road to SvalSat undergoes routine avalanche checks. Satellite Engineer Alex and a Red Cross representative conduct safety tests on the snow pack and find stable conditions.
Competitive Sport (02:40)
Chris has a foot injury, but prepares to participate in the skiing marathon. He discusses the importance of the international event to Longyearbyen's residents.
Longyearbyen Preparations (06:37)
Almost 1,000 people from around the world arrive to participate in the annual skiing marathon; Pastor Lief deejays at the event. Chris opts to ski in the half distance race. Baby Malte is transported to a mainland pediatric hospital.
Svalbard Tourism (03:31)
Wiggo studies an arctic avian book, hoping to give wildlife tours; he is not personally interested in the subject. His Northern Lights endeavor failed.
Hiring Bruce Springsteen (02:37)
Mary Ann and Jason plan to persuade Springsteen to give a concert at Polarrigg; they are confident he will agree. She attempts to reach his agents and manager, and discovers he will be touring Norway,.
Event Update (03:09)
Volunteers hand out bananas and energy drinks to ski marathon participants. Chris reaches the halfway mark. His foot hurts, but he is determined to finish.
Bird Watching (03:39)
Wiggo takes Claudia and friends for a tour test run. He describes local wildlife, improvising knowledge when necessary. He questions the viability of the business.
Arctic Naturalist (03:34)
Alex tests his kayaking equipment; he understands area dangers and plans accordingly. He discusses living in isolation, missing his family, but loving his environment.
Ski Marathon Results (03:15)
Crowds gather where half marathoners arrive; Chris finishes in better time than anticipated. Healthcare providers are relieved by the lack of broken bones. Baby Malte returns after recovering with a mainland pediatrician.
Credits: Svalbard Solutions (00:28)
Credits: Svalbard Solutions
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