My ALASKA Alaska in video

My ALASKA Alaska in video

This whole trip started with wanting to see and experience Alaska.
Strongly inspired by ‘Into the Wild’, where Chris McCandless refers to the wilderness, the ‘real’ Alaska, as ‘Alaska Alaska’.

I came, saw and experienced!
I went without a real plan and ended up spending over 2 months there.
I decided to try and capture my experience of Alaska in a video, to share it with you.
(the video won’t show in the email, you can find it on my website or here)

My route

The pink line shows my route

The pink line shows my route

 

My Alaska Alaska in 22 minutes

 

And to top it off, a poem by Robert W. Service that I learned about in Anchorage, fell in love with and for me is
(some background info on the main character, mountaineer George Mallory)

” DAUNTLESS QUEST “

Why seek to scale Mount Everest,
Queen of the air?
Why strive to crown that cruel crest:
And deathward dare?
Said Mallory of dauntless quest:
“Because it’s there”

Why yearn with passion and with pain
To storm the sky?
Why suffer, -sullen goals to gain,
And fear defy?
“Tis not for glory or for gain
We darkly die” 

Why join the reckless, roving crew
Of trail and tent?
Why grimly take the roads of rue,
To doom hell-bent?
“Columbus, Cook and Cabot knew,
And yet they went” 

Why bid the wholly world goodbye
To follow far,
Adventures under evil sky
And sullen star?
Let men like Mallory reply:
” Because they are.”