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Roman Dial
(romandial) - F - M

Locale: packrafting NZ
Skurka on 09/03/2010 10:21:51 MDT Print View

Skurka's nearing the end of his Alaska-Yukon Expedition: Here's a video of some scenic portions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEtrtA3cJeg

Edited by romandial on 09/03/2010 10:22:30 MDT.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Skurka on 09/03/2010 10:42:00 MDT Print View

What a satisfying video! And such an inspiration!

Nick Garner
(nwgarner) - MLife

Locale: Silicon Valley
Boat? on 09/03/2010 10:59:55 MDT Print View

Does anyone know what the make/model of the red boat is?

See at this point in the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEtrtA3cJeg&t=4m37s

Nick

Edited by nwgarner on 09/03/2010 11:08:26 MDT.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Boat? on 09/03/2010 11:26:28 MDT Print View

Nick,
Here is a link to his gearlist for the trip.

http://www.andrewskurka.com/AK10/gearlists.php

I'm certain it is an Alpacka Packraft but don't know the model.

https://www.alpackaraft.com/store/index.cfm?CategoryID=53&do=list

Hope that helps.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
Skurka's boat on 09/03/2010 11:51:39 MDT Print View

Andy got a custom boat from Alpacka. I think the side tubes (black) are smaller and lighter than the standard boats.

tommy d
(vinovampire) - F
thumbs up! on 09/03/2010 12:18:44 MDT Print View

nice video! thanks for sharing it here!

j lan
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
Re: Skurka on 09/03/2010 13:11:21 MDT Print View

Roman, your music always blows my mind and I dj professionally part time. How do you select it?

Nick Garner
(nwgarner) - MLife

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Boat? on 09/04/2010 00:15:33 MDT Print View

Thank you, Steven and David.

Roman Dial
(romandial) - F - M

Locale: packrafting NZ
Re: Re: Skurka on 09/07/2010 10:54:24 MDT Print View

James,

My kids keep me up to date with new music....the sounds that feel like the trip are the ones that seem to fit. Sometimes I hear a song and I know I want to use it -- other times I do the trip and then find the song/tune.

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: Skurka on 09/07/2010 18:33:22 MDT Print View

Hi Roman,

Nice video (good like your others of his trek). I too like your music and also have two sons that keep me updated. : )

I saw on Twitter that Skurka finished on September 5 at 10:22 pm.

NG has a 8/30 blog post as the latest update. C'mon guys at NG - get to work.

Do you know how NG will report the trek? Hope there will be a documentary.

Thanks for your coverage and effort!

Roman Dial
(romandial) - F - M

Locale: packrafting NZ
Skurka on 09/08/2010 21:05:50 MDT Print View

George,

The plan is for a couple dozen pages in the so-called "Yellow Book" in early 2011.

The Geographic is a volatile place where the editors pride themselves on "killing more good stories than most magazines run", so here's hoping that one of the finest adventure athletes of our times gets the photo coverage that one of the finest photographers in the Magazine can deliver. And the writer is great too!

PS -- here's to our great kids!

Edited by romandial on 09/08/2010 21:06:42 MDT.

Benjamin Moryson
(hrXXL) - MLife

Locale: Germany
Skurka Video on 09/09/2010 00:15:46 MDT Print View

the video is not available. What's wrong there????

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Skurka on 09/09/2010 18:44:07 MDT Print View

>> The plan is for a couple dozen pages in the so-called "Yellow Book" in early 2011.

Looking forward to its publication. Hard to believe NG would pass on the story.

Hopefully, Skurka will also make a tour around the country so we can all hear him tell is story.

Roman Dial
(romandial) - F - M

Locale: packrafting NZ
Re: Skurka Video on 09/09/2010 22:27:45 MDT Print View

Benjamin,

Try

http://vimeo.com/14702142

YouTube blocks some music in some countries.

Benjamin Moryson
(hrXXL) - MLife

Locale: Germany
Skurka on 09/10/2010 03:27:52 MDT Print View

Thanks Roman for the vimeo link

josh wagner
(StainlessSteel) - F
nice on 09/19/2010 20:45:31 MDT Print View

pretty excellent video. i can't believe people can do treks like this... mind boggling