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Ed Wardle's trek across the Yukon
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larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
Ed Wardle's trek across the Yukon on 08/23/2009 15:19:18 MDT Print View

Is anybody following Ed Wardle's trek across the Canadian Yukon? http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2009/08/alone-in-wild-yukon-survival-saga.html

Chris Townsend
(Christownsend) - MLife

Locale: Cairngorms National Park
Ed Wardle's trek across the Yukon on 08/23/2009 16:23:50 MDT Print View

Hm, I don't like the "harrowing survival odyssey" stuff. I spent three months walking south-north through the Yukon and whilst some of the hiking was tough I enjoyed it.

larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
leave out the survivalist on 08/23/2009 19:09:49 MDT Print View

I'm with you,leave out the skin the porcupine to eat it stuff there still is some gorgeous country in there.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Ed Wardle's trek across the Yukon on 08/25/2009 15:21:11 MDT Print View

He was pulled out a few days ago (~Aug 22)...I think he was malnourished/sick or something.

Buck Nelson
(Colter) - MLife

Locale: Alaska
Must have been an adventure for both of you! on 08/25/2009 15:57:47 MDT Print View

It's too bad he had to end it early but good for him for getting out there.

Chris, your trip must have been great. By the way, I've got the Third Edition of The Backpacker's Handbook and I think it is the best how-to book I've seen on the subject. I hope you do a Fourth Edition!

Chris Townsend
(Christownsend) - MLife

Locale: Cairngorms National Park
The Yukon on 08/25/2009 16:05:56 MDT Print View

Bruce, glad to hear you like my book. There should be a fourth edition sometime though not in the next year or so.

The Yukon hike was wonderful. There are virtually no trails so route finding was interesting and some of the terrain is very challenging. Often the route was determined by the nature of the terrain. The sense of wilderness is tremendous of course. And there are very few other hikers, none in some areas. At one point I went ten days without seeing another person.