'Juneau Icefield and wilderness Canada' talk
David Edwards was the university expeditions advisor for the Royal Geographical Society when he got tired of hearing of others’ adventures and realised he needed one of his own. Join him as he heads for the wilderness of northern Canada to explore the Juneau Icefield on the Canada/Alaska border, in an area accessible only by float plane and boat, at the headwaters of the Yukon River. But the quest for wilderness did not always go smoothly and Plan A was thwarted by a fast river and bad maths....
Using striking images David will share the stunning glacial architecture he encountered, and the difficulties of travelling in remote areas, threatened by bears and crevasses. En route, travelling along the Alaska Highway and detouring into small settlements and ghost towns allowed him to meet gold panners and a variety of interesting characters. He came away having had his adventure but also having gained an appreciation of a remote Canadian way of life. As a trained geologist David also has a keen eye for landscape interpretation and will share his insights from a fascinating part of the world.
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