The original Hard Cover edition – Printed in Canada.
When Don Starkell decided to travel by kayak the 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles) from Churchill, on the Hudson Bay coast, all the way to Tuktoyaktuk, on the western Arctic coast near Alaska, he knew it would be tough. He would paddle his kayak across the bitter seas, and when they froze he would drag the kayak by sled across the ice, all the way through the Northwest Passage.
He battled gales, capsizes, bitter cold, swarming mosquitoes, broken bones, starvation, and frostbite. He encountered Inuit camps, permanently smoking hills, surf-lashed cliffs, even an explorer’s sword. Companions fell by the way as he pursued his quest, with fate throwing new problems his way.
As he closes in on his destination, his supplies running out and his ocean highway freezing over, we are swept away by his heroic determination. This compelling book (with 24 pages of photos and 12 maps) makes armchair travel the ideal way to go.