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To the Ends of the Earth

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10 June, 2018

Venture to the some of the most remote corner of the planet and find out what it's like to live there.

  • A linguistic enigma at world’s end

    Easter Island’s dramatic history is echoed in the local Rapa Nui tongue. Today, the language is severely endangered, but determined islanders refuse to let it disappear.

  • Havasu Canyon is the Havasupai, Grand Canyon, Arizona (Credit: Credit: Reuben Hernandez)
     
     

    A tiny village hidden 3,000ft below

    The Native American village of Supai is the most remote village in the lower 48 states, and the only way to reach it is by helicopter or on foot.

  • Tangier Island, Virginia (Credit: Credit: Veena Rao)
     
     

    A US island with a British accent

    For hundreds of years, the residents of Tangier Island have maintained a unique relic of their colonial past.

  • Monowi, Nebraska (Credit: Credit: Will Francome)
     
     

    The tiny town with a population of one

    Eighty-four-year-old Elsie Eiler pays taxes to herself, grants her own alcohol licence and is the only remaining resident in Monowi, Nebraska.

  • Route E69, Norway, highway (Credit: Credit: Mike MacEacheran)
     
     

    Norway’s icy marvel of engineering

    To understand life at the top of the world, you only need to meet the Norwegians who live along the E69, the world’s northernmost highway.

  • ‘Ghost Lights’, Marfa, Texas (Credit: Credit: Alex Marks)
     
     

    The US’ greatest unsolved mystery?

    For more than 135 years, people have reported strange lights above the horizon in Marfa, Texas. No-one knows exactly what they are, and that’s what makes them so captivating.

  • Ontario, Canada, bridge, railroad (Credit: Credit: Sarah Hewitt)
     
     

    The town that Canada forgot

    Once the end point of the main rail line connecting the Great Lakes to the Atlantic, Depot Harbour is now disappearing back into the forest.

  • Heiða Guðný Ásgeirsdóttir (Credit: Credit: River Thompson)
     
     

    The Icelandic model who shears sheep

    Meet Heiða Guðný Ásgeirsdóttir, the sheep farmer and former model who is fighting for her beautiful and remote corner of southern Iceland.

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