Map: FatBikeRafting the Arctic

Map: FatBikeRafting the Arctic

Here’s another dream expedition, and cool map to go with it. Adventurer Andrew Badenoch of 77Zero is gearing up for an amazing arctic adventure:

In the late March 2012, I’ll set my path north toward the Arctic Ocean on foot, fatbike, and packraft. From there I’ll loop back through Alaska to the Pacific Ocean and down the coast, completing the loop in Bellingham, Washington. The estimated duration of the expedition is 6-8 months, but may vary significantly due to ice, ocean, and ground conditions throughout.

Here’s his reasoning behind it:

The goal of this trek is to demonstrate the feasibility of human and nature powered transport through wilderness while maintaining the capabilities of modern connectivity. This isn’t limited to awareness, but aims to demonstrate the use of current technologies in extreme environments with the intent to make these technologies more approachable by example so others will reconnect with wildness and nature.

Sounds good to me. I’ll certainly be following him via this map:

Map: FatBikeRafting the Arctic 2012 | 77Zero.