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Thursday, 31 August 2006

On the Ice: Exit Glacier, Alaska

The adventure began with a phone call to the tour office asking whether we should bring lunch along on the five-hour hike, and a nonchalant response: “we advise against that because of bear danger” – a statement that made me decidedly nervous.

 

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For 24 days in June and July Ryan Jordan, Roman Dial, and Jason Geck braved sub-zero temperatures, rabid packs of mosquitoes, numerous bear encounters, and dangerous river crossings in their quest to be the first group to traverse the Brooks Range of northwestern Alaska.  The Brooks Range is the largest contiguous roadless and uninhabited wilderness in America -- 15 times larger than the next-most-remote spot in the US.

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