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Alcan to Ocean Icecap Expedition: Gear selection for a glacial ski-traverse

 

Notice the name change? We’ve reversed directions! We’re now officially traveling from the Kluane National Park in the Yukon (starting point: Alcan hwy), up the Kaskawulsh glacier and across the Hubbard, Seward and Columbus glacier into Alaska. We’ll continue on the Bagley Icefield, and then hang a left and try and make it as far Continue reading Alcan to Ocean Icecap Expedition: Gear selection for a glacial ski-traverse

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Alcan to Ocean Icecap Expedition: The bags are packed!

This series was called Ocean to Alcan, but we’ve switched directions, so don’t be confused. Our 250+ mile ski traverse expedition from the Yukon to Alaska- across the Kaskawulsh, Hubbard, Seward, Columbus glaciers of the Kluane National Park, the Bagley Icefield and out the Bering glacier of Alaska- is upon us. Our bags are packed, and we’re just a few hours away from our meeting with the US border people at Dalton Cache, AK to get pre-clearance to do a wilderness crossing in the high mountains of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. It’s extremely difficult to get these types of pre-clearances these days, and we’re very lucky!

This is my only (near) real time entry for this expedition (written at 7am on May 6), as we set out on the trail tomorrow morning. We’ll hopefully be half way up the Kaskawulsh glacier here in the Yukon when you read this, but you can see if I’m right. Follow our GPS tracks by ‘liking’ this page:

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A little video of the pack and a few last minute details. See you soon!