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eBook Paddle to the Arctic: The Incredible Story of a Kayak Quest Across the Roof of the World ePub

by Don Starkell

  • ISBN: 0771082487
  • Category: Worship and Devotion
  • Subcategory: Spirituality
  • Author: Don Starkell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; First Thus edition (September 14, 1996)
  • ePub book: 1769 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1937 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 231

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Don Starkell decided to paddle a kayak from Hudson Bay 3, 000 miles through the Northwest Passage. When I first read this book, some of the adventures seemed so implausibly stupid that I suspected that the story was a hoax.

Don Starkell decided to paddle a kayak from Hudson Bay 3, 000 miles through the Northwest Passage. Paddle to the Arctic is Don's diary of his journey from Churchill. Rest assured, the events described - however improbable - really did take place. The book is a must read for anyone contemplating solo adventures in the Arctic, if for no other reason then to dissuade them. However, Starkell is hardly a suitable role model; those who are familiar with his adventure have described him as "a danger to himself and everybody around him".

Paddle to the Arctic book. Don Starkell decided to paddle a kayak from Hudson Bay 3,000 miles through the Northwest Passage. Paddle to the Arctic: The Incredible Story of a Kayak Quest Across the Roof of the World. Paddle to the Arctic is Don's diary of his journey from Churchill, Manitoba, north and then west all the way to Tuktoyaktuk, close to Alaska. The voyage took him three Arctic summers. Each attempt almost cost him his life.

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Don Starkell decided to paddle a kayak from Hudson Bay 3,000 miles through the Northwest Passage

Don Starkell decided to paddle a kayak from Hudson Bay 3,000 miles through the Northwest Passage. The first year, aged fifty-seven and "very scared," Don paddled north through the thawing ice-fields. How he survived a spill in frigid waters miles from shore before fighting his way home is in itself an incredible story.

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Each attempt is fraught with relationship breakdowns and near-death experiences. For anyone who has ever attempted a big wilderness trip, this journal will bring back a flood of memories. His occasional navigational blunders rang true with me! One of the highlights of this book are the maps and photos. There are three healthy sections of photos to help you envision the sort of terrain Starkell and company had to deal with.

This is Don's diary of this journey from Churchill, Manitoba, to Tuktoyaktuk, close to Alaska, a voyage by kayak (paddled on water or dragged on a sled over the ice) that took him three Arctic summers and almost cost him his life.

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Comments

Kalv Kalv
Having read his previous book, "Paddle to the Amazon", I was ready for more Don Starkell adventures. I have to admit that I had to grit my teeth through the first few chapters of this one. He blunders into the journey very unprepared which would normally be forgiveable but he just seems to completely mentally unravel. After that the book smoothes out and becomes interesting. Like previous reviewers it's hard for me to stomach his almost suicidal lack of preparation but that's part of what makes it such an adventure. This is not a how-to book on arctic expeditions. It's not a how-not-to book either. It's an interesting story by a very driven human being. I'd recommend reading "Paddle to the Amazon" then reading this book. If you're anal about properly preparing for expeditions, etc. then you most likely won't enjoy it.
Gagas Gagas
Another amazing trip from Don Starkell, this story is truly amazing, I found myself talking out loud as I read through some the episodes detailed in the book. I Would have loved it if Vicki had been given a chance to write a chapter or two, giving her perspective on things, I think she sounds like one tough lady. I am not sure if I would like Don Starkell if I met him, but personality issues aside you have to take your hat off to the man he is one driven adventurer. Both his books rank in my top ten of kayak adventure books.
ChallengeMine ChallengeMine
When I first read this book, some of the adventures seemed so implausibly stupid that I suspected that the story was a hoax. Rest assured, the events described - however improbable - really did take place. The book is a must read for anyone contemplating solo adventures in the Arctic, if for no other reason then to dissuade them. However, Starkell is hardly a suitable role model; those who are familiar with his adventure have described him as "a danger to himself and everybody around him". Nor can much be said for his character; he almost killed his partner by forcing her on when she was seriously ill, yet in his account of the episode, he talks of nothing but how frustrating it was to be behind schedule.

For a truly heroic account of this and other adventures, I highly recommend the account of the late Victoria Jason, who accompanied him on his first two trips. Her book, Kabloona in the Yellow Kayak: One Woman's Journey through the North West Passage, is an inspiring account of courage and generosity made all the more remarkable by the fact that all the while she was battling what turned out to be a terminal illness. Despite all obstacles, she nonetheless succeeded where Starkell failed -- and kept all her fingers and toes to boot.
Ishnjurus Ishnjurus
Although no one in our family intends to kayak in the arctic, we each found this book highly interesting especially for those who kayak as our family does. We wanted to read about people who kayak in the arctic and the challenges involved with it. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys kayaking.
Alister Alister
I read Don Starkell's first book, "Paddle to the Amazon" and it was amazing. So I had to read this, when I found out about it. What he had to go through was awful. I can't imagine anyone paddling a canoe in that kind of cold because they wanted to.
Dolid Dolid
It's not as good compared to Paddle to the Amazon. There's adventure yes, but less interaction with people so I think it's less interesting.
Arashilkis Arashilkis
This is one crazy adventurer. Good photos . The paddler is now deceased and shows the spirit of the true adventurer,
With in the first chapter i was ready to put the book down. I admite reading this book is like seeing a bad accident, horrifying, yet i had to read on to see what tom foolery was next. At points it occured to me that this may have been a comedy. But no, this is the account of a determined, driven man with no common sense.

Starkell seems to see himself as a hero. With pride he tell of his follies one after another as though over coming each near fatal mistake was a virtue in its self. I dont know what is more amazing, that he lived to tell the story or that he is willing to admite the story.

I am a professional kayak instructor and expedition guide. I have used sections of this book in classes as case studies to see if the novice students can pick out the mistakes. They usually spot them right away.

If you want to know what you should never do on a kayak expedition this is the book for you. As to Mr. Starkell, god been watching over you, and it sounds like that is a full time job for him/(her).