Ivar Ytreland wintering in northeast Greenland in 1946-48, and was back there and ran salmon fishing in the years 1949-1951. He has many times later been back to the old fishing grounds, including to restore many of the old stations. In the book he gives a good introduction to the hunter life, and the rich history from trapping period 1908-1960.
Per Johnson writes about the book:
I think probably most readers with an interest in nature and outdoor activities in the Arctic will enjoy this book. I myself have lived as hunter in Svalbard and therefore have a special requirement to assess the book and reading between the lines.
The author portrays life as a hunter in East Greenland in an unprecedented way. I’ve never read anything like it. On every page you will find a complementary descriptions of situations and events that I recognize from my time as a hunter. The book is full of details that a professional writer could never get in. Comments and diary entries illuminate the adventure. The book is an exceptionally important contribution to the Norwegian Polar Literature.
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