A voyage of self-discovery across one of the planet’s most rugged landscapes
Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, Paddlenorth tells the riveting story of Jennifer Kingsley’s 54-day paddling adventure on the Back River in the northern wilderness of the Arctic as she and her five companions battle raging winds, impenetrable sea ice, treacherous rapids, and agonizing physical endurance while contending with rising tensions among the group. But they also experience the lasting joy of grizzly sightings, icy swims, and the caribou’s summer migration.
“Kingsley goes in search of a place where she feels ‘both small and strong’ and comes back with a fast-paced story of risk, reward, and raw emotion. For fans of adventure literature, here is a wilder Wild.”—J.B. MacKinnon, author of The Once and Future World