Family Perspectives

Angus Pelham Burn with snowshoes, 2007.
© Photograph by Alison Brown

I had the time of my life. It was the best thing I ever did. I learned to look after myself; how to sort of drive a dog team; how to sort of fly an aeroplane; how to help pull teeth. I learned all sorts of things that you’d never do nowadays. Alright, there was a nursing station and there were pilots, but you participated and you learned. It was just great fun. Tremendous fun... And you learned to be independent and you learned to look after yourself. It was a very healthy life.

Angus Pelham Burn, 20 July 2007