26 Apr 2020

Calling Home: Chris Long in Tromso, Norway

From Sunday Morning, 7:45 am on 26 April 2020

A member of the 'most isolated family in New Zealand', Chris Long grew up at Gorge River on the West Coast. His family lived a two-day trek from the nearest road and were largely self-sufficient. Since leaving home as a teen, Chris has travelled the globe extensively, visiting more than 50 countries including a stint in Antarctica. He now resides in Norway, where he works at the Tromso Wilderness Centre taking visitors on husky sled rides. The park has been closed due to Covid-19, but he is still there taking care of the 300 huskies.

Christian Long in Norway

Christian Long in Norway Photo: Supplied