Published on April 18, 2016
A documentary about a journey to “The Edge of the Earth”. The Gates of the Arctic National Park is the northernmost national park in the U.S. (the entirety of the park lies north of the Arctic Circle).There are no established roads, trails, visitor facilities, or campgrounds in the park.
Following the Alatna River you will see an amazing place people rarely see, including the amazing Arrigetch Peaks.
“For the next two weeks you must survive using the knowledge, skills and gear you bring with you. You will walk or float through intact ecosystems where people have lived with the land for thousands of years. You will experience solitude, self reliance and nature on its own terms. Are you prepared?”
Filmed using Solar Power for Two Weeks = 10,000 combined shutter releases and video clips. Below is the link to how I accomplished this and stored all the pictures and video files.
Here is a link to the trailer:
This is were we stayed in Bettles, AK on the way back:
This is the link to the How to on the solar power set-up.
My brother took a longer trip, with his girlfriend Monika, on the Noatak River the following year.
5D mark II
EF 28mm F1.8
EF 70-200mm F2.8
EF 400mm F5.6
“Intro” The xx
“My Girls” Animal Collective
“Sweet Disposition” The Temper Trap
“The Road to Nothingness” Solar Fields
“Boy With a Coin” Iron & Wine