The Explorer's Daughter

Kari Herbert's memoir of life in the High Arctic, where she lived as a small child with her father, the polar explorer Sir Wally Herbert.

Read by Emilia Fox.

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0120041213

Kari Herbert's memoir of life in the High Arctic, where she lived as a small child with her father, the polar explorer Sir Wally Herbert.

Read by Emilia Fox.Kari relives some startling memories of growing up in a strange and cold land amid the local people who 'adopted' her.

0220041214

Kari Herbert returns to her childhood home as a young woman.

She reconnects with old friends there and observes the local annual rituals of hunting and fishing at summer camp.

03The Explorer's Daughter20041215

Kari talks to a schoolteacher, the police and the social services, trying to understand the changing fabric of Eskimo life in Qaanaaq and the larger Thule district of Greenland.

0420041216

Kari and her partner Laurence find out about polar bear hunting, then take an unforgettable sledge journey over the cracking ice to visit her childhood home on Herbert Island.

05 LAST20041217

Kari commemorates her father's exploration to the North Pole in 1968, and herself journeys to Siorapaluk, the most northerly continually inhabited community in the world.