Mission Impossible - Bellingham to the top of the World


by Angus Rowboats


Expedition-rowboat-caroline-and-patWe are pretty thrilled to have had our boats used as part of this gargantuan expedition. In September 2012 Caroline Van Hemert and Patrick Farrell completed one of the most challenging and intriguing human-powered journeys in recent times. Beginning in Bellingham, Washington, they rowed, paddled, skied and trekked 7000 km entirely off road to Kotzebue Alaska.

Their journey followed a cleverly devised route connecting various waterways with long overland portages. Beginning early spring of 2012 in Bellingham, they rowed two Expedition Rowboats over 2000 km to Haines, Alaska. From Haines, they trekked inland over expansive ice fields to the headwaters of the Yukon River. Using small Packrafts carried over the mountains, the duo continued down the Yukon River to Dawson City. From here they trekked over a divide and launched into a tributary of the mighty Mackenzie and paddled north to the Arctic Ocean. The final leg was a 1500 km trek west through the heart of Alaska. The journey ended just north of Nome in the small village of Kotzebue.


Now that’s an adventure! To learn more about their journey and to view stunning photos you can check out their blog here: http://carolineandpat.wordpress.com/


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