Caroline Van Hemert and Patrick Farrell: Northern Limits
A 7,000 km human-powered journey from the Pacific Rainforest to the Chukchi Sea
In 2012, Caroline Van Hemert and Patrick Farrell traveled from Bellingham, Washington to Kotzebue, Alaska--a distance of nearly 7,000 km--by rowboat, ski, packraft, foot, and canoe. This extraordinary journey followed a road-less, trail-less route through some of the most spectacular wild landscapes in North America. Along the way, Caroline and Patrick rowed the length of the Inside Passage, crossed the Coast Mountains on skis, hiked and packrafted the length of the Yukon Territory, paddled among icebergs of the Arctic Ocean, and traversed the Brooks Range. All in six months and all under human power. Learn about their adventures, see great footage of wild times and wild critters, and hear stories about the trials and triumphs this journey.
Click here for Caroline Van Hemert's full article on their 7000 km human powered crossing, as published in the SIDETRACKED magazine.
Caroline Van Hemert and Patrick Farrell have climbed, skied, paddled, and explored together for more than 10 years. Many of their adventures have taken them to remote northern landscapes, including Alaska, which they call home. When she is not out exploring, Caroline works as a wildlife biologist in Alaska. Most of her research focuses on Arctic and sub-Arctic birds. Patrick owns a design-and-build company with emphasis on green building techniques.