Amazing Stories

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Chasing Dreams

Old photo of coal miners on bus in Spitsbergen.

As a young man, free in the world and able to choose your own path, it is often a desire to earn bit of money to your back pocket,...

Big Moses and Basecamp Explorer

Closeup of shoes and lantern at Wilderness camp in Masai Mara.

"In Maasai we have a word that we use to describe the joy felt when something hidden becomes known, when something concealed becom...

EMPOWERING STAFF BY OFFERING OPPORTUNITIES

Portrait photo of Maasai man.

During their stay at Basecamp, there is one person who guests are particularly likely to remember. The charismatic senior guide Ma...

Agnes – a Maasai woman caught between tradition and modernity

Maasai guide sitting in safari jeep on game drive in Masai Mara, Kenya.

An important aspect of the Basecamp concept is to empower and provide opportunities for Maasai women. Basecamp believes that by su...

Dugnad – volunteer work

Woman with wheelbarrow at Isfjord Radio on Svalbard.

Dugnad is a Norwegian word, meaning the collective help from a group of volunteers. This has been strong basis of the work done at...

Work and holiday at Nordenskiöld

People in rib boats delivering building materials at Nordenskiöld Lodge on Svalbard.

This summer we had a team of volunteers helping to renovate the lodge. It was a true work and holiday, with combination of hard la...

Securing the future

When Basecamp was founded in 1998 the founder, Svein Wilhelmsen signed a lease agreement with the Maasai chief at the time, the la...

“We can do it”

Men in dress shirts sitting in lounge area at Isfjord Radio.

These were the words of Halvor Bakke - the mind behind the wonderful interiors and the tremendous transformations at Isfjord Radio...

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