Paddle to the Arctic The Incredible Story of a Kayak Quest Across the Roof of the World by Don Starkell

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Published by McClelland & Stewart .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Travel - General,
  • Special Interest - Adventure,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Sports,
  • Essays & Travelogues,
  • Kayaking,
  • Sports & Recreation / Kayaking,
  • Canoeing

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8076509M
ISBN 100771082657
ISBN 109780771082658
OCLC/WorldCa43283614

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Paddle to the Arctic: The Incredible Story of a Kayak Quest Across the Roof of the World Paperback – Ma byCited by: 1. Don Starkell decided to paddle a kayak from Hudson Bay 3, miles through the Northwest Passage.

Paddle to the Arctic is Don's diary of his journey from Churchill, Manitoba, north and then west all the way to Tuktoyaktuk, close to Alaska. The voyage took him three Arctic summers.

Each attempt almost cost him his life/5. It was the adventure of a lifetime. When Don and Dana Starkell left Winnipeg in a tiny three-seater canoe, they had no idea of the dangers that lay ahead.

Two years miles later, father and son had each paddled nearly twenty million strokes, slept on beaches, in jungles and fields, dined on tapir, shark, Cited by: 1. Paddle to the Arctic: The Incredible Story of a Kayak Quest Across the Roof of the World out of 5 based on 0 ratings.

2 reviews. Don Starkell is the last person I'd take on any sort of wilderness trip. He's stubborn, driven, and near-suicidal in his quest to meet his : McClelland & Stewart. Paddle to the Arctic: The Incredible Story of a Kayak Quest Across the Roof of the World.

After his astoundmile canoe trip from Winnipeg down to the Amazon (recounted in his bestseller Paddle to the Amazon on page 48), Don Starkell decided to paddle a kayak from Hudson Bay 3, miles through the Northwest Passage.4/5(1).

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Ten Best Adventure Paddling Books Paddle to the Arctic. By Don Starkell. If the Three Stooges had made one of their movies in the Arctic, Don Starkell would have been in it. One crazy mistake after another plagued Starkell during his attempt to paddle the Northwest Passage, a mere 3, miles from the Hudson Bay to the Arctic Ocean.

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Don wrote a book about called Paddle to the Amazon. In Don paddled up the west coast of Canada from Vancouver Island to Ketchikan Alaska. Paddle to the Arctic The Incredible Story of A Kayak Quest Across the Roof of the World (Book): Starkell, Don Skip to main navigation Skip to main navigation Skip to search Skip to search Skip to content.

Paddle to the Arctic is the account of Starkell's three separate attempts to kayak from Churchill, Manitoba to Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories. Each attempt is fraught with relationship breakdowns and near-death experiences.4/5(1).

Paddle to the Arctic Book Summary and Study Guide. Don Starkwell Booklist Don Starkwell Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Paddle to the Arctic; Don Starkwell, a Canadian from Winnepeg, sets out to achieve what no other human has ever done; paddle to the Arctic by kayak.

A Canadian Family's Dangerous 12K-Mile 'Paddle To The Amazon' Download. Don (left), Jeff (center) and Dana Starkell, pictured here leaving Grand Forks, North Dakota, on the Red River, left Winnipeg in hopes of paddling all the way to the Amazon : Gary Waleik.

Barges travel the Mackenzie during the summer months servicing communities along the river and the Arctic Coast and the notoriously shallow sections of river would prove lethal without the dredge. Two hours of paddling see our favourable wind change it's voice from an encouraging cheer to a forceful bark as large swells roll beneath us and push.

Paddle to the Arctic by Don Starkell,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). A voyage of self-discovery across one of the planet’s most rugged landscapes.

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Get this from a library. Paddle to the Arctic: the incredible story of a kayak quest across the roof of the world. [Don Starkell]. Don Starkell (December 7, – Janu ) was a Canadian adventurer, diarist and author, perhaps best known for his achievements in canoeing. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he had a difficult childhood including an abusive father, four and a half years in an orphanage, and later with a foster family in North took up canoeing in his teens and at age 17 was.

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The first was “Paddle to the Amazon” which described –mile, 23–month journey from a Red River bank near Winnipeg’s Bronx Park to Belem, Brazil which became a Guinness World Record in as the longest canoe trip. The second “Paddle to the Arctic” detailed his foray “across the roof of the world” through the.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Paddle to the Arctic: That's how captivating his tale is. This is truly among the best adventure books and the adventure itself is an unfailing testament to the power of human persistence. As in most such cases, humility in front of nature is the biggest lesson one takes home/5.

HEADING HOME: Thursday's wait for the Dempster Highway to reopen drifts into Friday which then slides into Saturday. Idling around typically doesn't sit well with me but under the circumstances I'm resigned to the situation and grateful for the rest.

I haven't had more than 4 hours of sleep since leaving Tsiigehtchic last Saturday and am exhausted. PADDLE TO THE ARCTIC - On July 4th, we started our kayak down Canada’s largest and longest river, the mighty Mackenzie.

Named "Deh Cho", or “Big River,” by the Dene people, the free-flowing Mackenzie stretches kilometers from Great Slave Lake to the Arctic Ocean and is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.

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Bunny and I are in Fairbanks, Alaska. Tomorrow we fly back to the Arctic- from Fairbanks to Bettles on a small plane and then, on an even smaller plane, just big enough for the two of us, the pilot and our gear, we fly from Bettles to near the headwaters of the Noatak river in Gates of the Arctic National Park.

Late June is a great time to paddle the Canning River. Days will be long and the weather likely warm (for the arctic) leaving us to watch the varied wildlife in peace.

We could see grizzly bears, wolves, arctic and red fox, Dall sheep, moose, caribou, musk oxen, wolverines, golden eagles and an abundance of waterfowl.

Paddling to the Arctic Ocean And big it is. The entire journey took 40 days, somewhere betweenand 1 million paddle strokes; I had time to do the math. In some places, the river takes an hour to paddle across. In others, you can’t even see the other side.

I’ll be writing a book about the journey, and about Alexander Mackenzie. Eventually we leave the mountains behind and paddle across the an ocean of tundra, the famed Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Near the trip’s end we reach the Beaufort Sea and can paddle out to the sea ice.

Light and nimble packrafts allow us to paddle this small river and tread where few others go. And I prefer to paddle and not carry my canoe.

That’s how I ended up choosing to paddle miles on the Thelon River and one of its tributaries (which I am under oath to keep secret.) There are several companies running trips on the Thelon River but Canoe Arctic. On Books Table Talk Paddling from the Gulf to the Arctic.

John Keaveney and his five companions were all smiles last week after finishing a three-month paddle up. Not only have the six friends paddled up from the Gulf of Mexico, but at Lake Winnipeg they’ll paddle northwest, along water highways used by French fur traders, leading to the Arctic Ocean.He is a local man and is attempting to stand up paddle board his way up Lake Superior all the way to the Arctic Ocean.

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