Polar bears in the Northwest Passage

July 26, 2007

The story of renowned kayak surfer Martin leonard III crossing the Northwest passage on a surf ski makes very interesting reading (scroll down to 2.14.2006)
“Traveling in heavy bear country is very intimidating, and traveling solo is even worse; there is no one to outrun!”

And Victoria Jason (the first woman to paddle solo the Northwest Passage) getting chased by a Polar Bear:
“At one point they had to paddle ferociously to keep out of reach of a polar bear swimming after them. When they had escaped from the bear, and spread a map out over the two kayaks, the bear suddenly reappeared and they again had to paddle, but now the bear was getting so close, Vicki could see her yellow kayak reflected in its eyes.”


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