Tag Archives: Spitzberg 2016

Ocean ambassadors: What on Earth makes Swiss sailors leave the comfort of their lakes for Svalbard’s icy waves?


A few years ago, a Swiss couple, engraver Mélina Repond and photographer Benjamin Ruffieux bought a sailing boat. Her name, Knut, predestined her to make a journey another Knut will never do: leaving the inappropriately temperate and noisy European continent for the welcoming cold and quiet shores of Svalbard.