Paddlenorth, by Jennifer Kingsley
Paddlenorth tells the riveting story of Jennifer Kingsley’s 54-day paddling adventure on the Back River, in the arctic wilderness, as she and her five companions battle raging winds, impenetrable sea ice, and treacherous rapids.
Adventure, resilience, and renewal in the Arctic wild
Woven through this spellbinding narrative are the harrowing accounts of earlier explorers, some of whom perished, but whose traces along the river warn us against romantic notions of the wild.
“In the tradition of great exploration literature, Jennifer Kingsley examines both the wilderness she paddles through and the wilderness within. An engrossing story that illuminates the north and the nature of friendship.”—Don Gillmor, author of Mount Pleasant
Jennifer Kingsley is a writer whose background combines science and the arts. She is also a radio producer with over a decade of remote field experience as a guide and naturalist.