Posted on September 23, 2011 under General, Trip Reports
Arctic Immersion

Camping in ANWRMany of our clients sign-up for combination trips each summer. Usually they join one of our backpacking trips and segue into a canoe or rafting adventure so they can spend some more time in the arctic and cover some more ground. This June one intrepid traveler went whole hog and combined three trips for a 25 day odyssey and full immersion in the arctic wilderness. 24 nights without a sunset, 24 mornings with birdsong for an alarm clock, 25 days to experience the mystery and magic of the far north. Here is what he had to say about his summer at high latitude:

“In June of 2011 I took three Arctic Wild trips back-to-back-to-back to ensure that I could absorb the intensity and uniqueness of the Arctic. Arctic Wild did a brilliant job of managing my transitions — from a Western Arctic caribou base camp, to the lower Kongakut raft trip, and ending with the Arctic coast canoeing. The three trips were incredibly different, each with its special charms and challenges. On each I could take time to pace myself for the 25 day immersion. The experience was extraordinary and it gave me insights into the full range of the wildlife and Arctic environment, and the awesome power and beauty of the Arctic. I’m 66 and I had no trouble managing this trifecta. If you really want to EXPERIENCE the Arctic, this is the way to do it and Arctic Wild will make it work seamlessly and professionally.” Chuck Ludlam, Washington, D.C.

Our 2012 schedule is now online. We have lots of opportunities for you to immerse yourself in the arctic for a week, a month, or more.