For one out of the trip’s six total months, I was joined by a National Geographic photographer, Michael Brown, plus an assistant, which was one of two friends, Roman Dial or Forrest McCarthy. After their trips Roman and Michael put these videos together…

“Mission Impossible” by Forrest McCarthy

Photographer Michael Christopher Brown documents 45 miles of Andrew Skurka’s Alaska-Yukon Epedition. Starting at the Rohn Roadhouse in the western Alaska Range, Michael followed Andrew for 2.5 days through a whiteout over Shellabarger Pass and into the Dillinger River.

“Alaska Range” by Forrest McCarthy

In April 2010 Andrew Skurka skied from the Rohn Road House across the Central Alaska Range to Cantwell. In 14 days Andrew Skurka covered 280 miles. This was just one segment of his larger 4,700 mile Alaska Yukon Expedition. The following documentary was filmed and produced by Forrest McCarthy. The sound track is Run To The Hills performed by The Vitamin String Quartet.

“Across the Wrangells” by Roman Dial

Solo Creek on White River to McCarthy in late May.

Packrafting the Kennicot, Nizina, Chitina, and Copper Rivers” by Roman Dial

Andrew Skurka putting in at McCarthy and taking out at Flag Point Bridge 27 miles from Cordova during May 22-27, nearly midway through his 4700 mile grand loop across Alaska and the Yukon.

“Eddie Vedder and Andrew Skurka walk a Bear Trail” by Roman Dial

Andrew Skurka and Michael Brown follow a well-worn bear trail in the upper Noatak Valley, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Brooks Range, Alaska

“Wrangell Mountains, Copper River, and Brooks Range” by Roman Dial

Two scenic segments of Andrew Skurka’s 2010 Alaska-Yukon Expedition (4500 miles; March-September). Shows Wrangel-St Elias National Park and Preserve portion (from Solo Creek to Copper River’s Flag Bridge near Cordova) and Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve (from near Chandalar Shelf to Pingo Lake on the Noatak River). Opens with Erin McKittrick at the Ted Steven Anchorage airport sending a video message to Andrew. She and her son Katmai were en route with husband Hig to Northwest Alaska Coast.