This expedition is being undertaken by three adventurers who simply want to know the answer to a simple question:
How far can a man walk in a remote wilderness without resupply, outside support, and dependence upon foraging, hunting, or fishing?
1. To complete the longest wilderness traverse in the U.S. by fair means, between Point Hope, AK, and Anaktuvuk Pass, AK.
2. To be the first party to visit the most remote location (Near the Ipnavik River) in the U.S. by fair means.
Wilderness Traverse – a route taken in a generally singular direction following natural major land features (e.g., mountain ranges) through an uninhabited tract of land without crossing and otherwise accessing existing road or habitation networks.
Habitations – organized permanent dwellings harboring communities of people capable of providing support, including, but not limited to gear, food, supplies, and medical assistance.
Longest Wilderness Traverse – that wilderness traverse defined by the longest distance in a generally singular direction between two roads or habitations.
Without Support – a route completed while carrying all food, supplies, and gear in a backpack, with no access to resupply or cache.
On Foot – that mechanism of travel by which all food and gear is carried in a backpack and propelled entirely on foot (i.e., “backpacking” or “trekking”) with no assistance from machines (e.g., bicycle or cart) or other modes of transport (e.g., skis, packraft, or hang glider).
By Fair Means – without support and on foot.
Most Remote Location – that singular place defined by its maximal distance in any direction from a road or habitation.