A couple’s 4000-mile journey across the Arctic by foot and canoe

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The front cover of “The Sun Is a Compass: A 4000-Mile Journey Into The Alaskan Wilds” by Caroline Van Hemert. Courtesy of Caroline Van Hemert

Ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert and her husband, Pat, had no real training when they set off to travel 4000 miles by rowboat, foot, skis, and rafts across some of the most remote and forbidding landscape on Earth. 

It’s a journey that few elite adventurers have managed to pull off. 

Caroline Van Hemert wrote about their journey in her book, “The Sun Is a Compass: A 4000-Mile Journey Into The Alaskan Wilds.”

Credits

Guest:
Caroline Van Hemert - Author of The Sun Is a Compass: A 4000-Mile Journey Into The Alaskan Wilds

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Gabriela Sierra Alonso, Rebecca Mooney