VIDEO – Meltdown: Terror at the Top of the World, Part 1

'Right where they camped, that is a polar bear highway.'

In Part 1 of "Polar Bear Man" we meet the American hiker who was attacked by a polar bear in the the Torngat Mountains in Canada, and learn about how the melting ice in the Arctic is resulting in more such attacks on humans. Credit: screenshot from "Polar Bear Man"

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More than a year ago, InsideClimate News reporter Sabrina Shankman set out to tell the story of seven American hikers who went on a wilderness adventure into Canada’s Arctic tundra—polar bear country—and came back with a harrowing story.

The result was “Meltdown: Terror at the Top of the World,” an e-book we released last month. 

Read a free excerpt of Meltdown here. Click here to get the full book on the ICN books app, or download as a Kindle Single.

Shankman also traveled with Vice, ICN’s partner in this project, to report first-hand from the site where the hikers pitched their tents in the wilderness.

This is part one of the documentary video, “Polar Bear Man,” produced by VICE.