Canyons and Ice: The Wilderness Travels of Dick Griffith

Canyons and Ice: The Wilderness Travels of Dick Griffith

by Kaylene Johnson

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ISBN-13: 9781467509343
Publisher: Ember Press
Publication date: 03/15/2013
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 487,046
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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

Prologue
Maps

1. Drylander
2. Launch
3. Isabelle
4. Standdown
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
11. Rabies
12. Outlaw
13. Meandering a Great Emptiness
14. As Far as Thought Can Reach
15. Walking Among Legends
16. One Thousand Miles
17. The Last One

Epilogue
A Note from Dick Griffith
Acknowledgments

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Author of Into the Wild, , Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven - Jon Krakauer

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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