Fatbikerafting the Arctic

Packrafting and Fatbiking

Starting in the early spring of 2012, Andrew Badenoch is heading far north on a 7,000-mile, six-to-eight-month, lightweight journey and attempt to hike, packraft and fatbike a circuit that starts in B.C. heads north to Great Bear Lake, then the ocean, west to Alaska and then back to the starting point. On the trip, he’ll travel 7,000 miles, paddle seven rivers, consume zero fuel, paddle on two oceans, cross four mountain ranges and even visit ANWR. He plans on filming it to produce a documentary about the trip, and that’s where he needs your help.

To buy the data storage, solar power, bike hub power device, satellite equipment, food and other logistic needs, he’ll need $7,770. To raise money, instead of turning to bunch of sponsors, although he has them, he turned to Kickstarter, a website devoted to funding projects such as this one. On Kickstater, Badenoch has set up different levels of support. At each level, you get something in return. For example, at the $25 level you get a HD documentary download w/ bonus footage. At the $50, he’ll answer questions, and so on.

In order to get the documentary made, Badenoch needs the fundraising on Kickstarter to succeed. In order for it to succeed, he needs your help. If you have a few bucks, consider pitching in to make this expedition happen. As of Monday, he had 76 backers that pledged $3,871 of the $7,770 goal. He had 17 days to go to fund the trip. If he doesn’t hit that goal, he doesn’t get any of the pledged cash.

Here’s the link to his project: Fatbikerafting the Arctic

Here’s his film about the project:

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