Canyons and Ice: The Wilderness Travels of Dick Griffith is an epic tale of adventure about one of Alaska's most reluctant heroes. Griffith has traversed more wilderness miles, alone and unassisted, than perhaps anyone on earth. Aside from a swashbuckling adventure, the book is also a thoughtful reflection on what motivates a man to travel the hinterlands of silence across some of the most remote places on earth.
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About the Author
Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan is a long-time Alaskan whose books include Our Perfect Wild: Ray & Barbara Banes' Journeys and the Fate of the Far North (University of Alaska Press, 2016); Canyons and Ice: The Wilderness Travels of Dick Griffith (Ember Press, 2012); A Tender Distance: Adventures Raising My Sons in Alaska (Alaska Northwest Books, 2009); and other books, articles, and award-winning essays.
Table of Contents
5. Canyons and Character
6. Barranca del Cobre
7. In the Land of Foot Runners
8. Call of the Arctic
9. The Raven Years
10. Landscape of Anguish
13. Meandering a Great Emptiness
14. As Far as Thought Can Reach
15. Walking Among Legends
16. One Thousand Miles
17. The Last One
A Note from Dick Griffith
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Stoical, utterly self-reliant, and attracted by challenges of immense scale, Griffith brings to mind heroic figures of an earlier, less craven era -- stalwart individuals like Shackleton, Amundsen, Nansen, and Stefansson who explored some of the least hospitable places on earth without benefit of GPS, Gore-Tex, or the possibility of rescue . . . As this gripping and inspiring book explains, Griffith is simply afflicted with an irresistible inclination to attempt what others say can t be done.
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