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Canyons and Ice: The Wilderness Travels of Dick Griffith

Biography / Memoir

By: Kaylene Johnson (Author)

280 pages, 110 colour plates, 3 maps

University of Alaska Press

Paperback | Jan 2013 | #204109 | ISBN-13: 9781467509343
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About this book

Solo travel today is anything but solitary, with the familiar glow of technology and nearly sentient gear as common companions. But for decades one especially daring traveler has set off into the wilderness with little more than a sense of adventure. Dick Griffith is an Alaska legend who made his name with a string of fearless fea: rafting down the Green and Colorado Rivers, skiing solo across the icy Northwest Passage, and being the first nonnative to drop into the treacherous Barranca Del Cobre in Mexico.

The first full biography of Griffith, Canyons and Ice offers a rare look at the man behind the soaring achievements and occasionally death-defying moments. Both a grand tale of adventure and a reflection on what motivates a man to traverse some of the most remote places on earth, it will set fire to readers' adventurous spirits.

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