John England has been accumulating Arctic knowledge for five decades.
And the University of Alberta professor emeritus in earth and atmospheric sciences wishes more Canadians would do some Arctic exploration of their own.
"The exquisite beauty of the North is something we underappreciate," he tells The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti.
"This is a heritage we should be safeguarding and cherishing in an increasingly industrialized world. We have a landscape that offers a place of renewal, a place of recharging. It's fragments of the original Earth that are still left."