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Miguel Arboleda

Congratulations, Roman, and to you Jason and Ryan, for an inspiring journey and the accompanying tale. I'm sure the bed waiting back home and your family will be a welcome sight after all those miles. Thanks for letting me tag along here. Can't wait to see the photos and all the stories you all have to tell.

Larry Keeney

Undaunted Courage comes to mind.


Good on ya, Roman! Glad none of the larger 4-footed furries gave you any problems!

Eric Noble

I've already said it in a previous post but, I just can't thank you guys enough! Thank you for sharing this with us. It has been a real pleasure following along. It has been a rare treat to be included in the planning that went into this, both here and on the BackpackingLight site. I have learned a lot. I also want to offer my congratulations on an inspiring and epic journey, and like Miguel, I can't wait for more. The insights on what worked and what didn't and the lessons learned will be fascinating.


Congratulations to all three of you.

Wandering Bob


Eric Noble put it wonderfully in his post a few hours ago, "...an inspiring and epic journey...". A journey of this length, difficulty and danger started by three and fulfilled by one, documented for all to live and learn through vicariously. I've enjoyed reading along and look forward to the discussions post-recovery. Thank you.

- Mule

Gil Aegerter

What an adventure. All three of you have been such an inspiration. Now see to those feet.

Jack Geck

Congradulations Jason, Roman and Ryan What an adventure! I wish I was in shape to make the trip with you but I have to settle for being more of an armchair adventurer these days. Mom and I looked forward to the daily announcements and mom got the Yosemite Park staff to look up the web updates for us when we were in the park. We couldn't stand to miss the wonderful commentaries of Roman. Chalk up another adventure that will leave so many others drooling to walk with you. I am so very proud of you and and all that you have accomplished. Love, Dad.


Well done, gentlemen, all three of you. This has been a really wonderful, spirited story to follow and I appreciate you sharing it here.

jeff parker

So proud of you. Stories like this keep me out there on the trail.

Gary M Borgman

Today I read an atricle in the sunday paper regarding this experience and the website. A pr peice that almost came word for word from the web release and I have been glued to the monitor untill I read every word. Thank you.
For more than you realize you have given me. Next adventure , come to cocoa beach and have a margarita.

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What is Arctic 1000?

    In June 2006, adventurers Roman Dial, Ryan Jordan, and Jason Geck will attempt the first unsupported trekking traverse of America's most remote wilderness - Alaska's western North Slope and Brooks Range - a distance of 1,000 km (600 miles).
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