Whatcom Land Trust and Adventures NW magazine will present a special multimedia presentation, titled “Northern Limits,” on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Backcountry Essentials, located 214 W. Holly St., in Bellingham.
The presentation will cover a 4,000-mile, human-powered journey from Bellingham to the Chukchi Sea in arctic Alaska undertaken by Caroline Van Hemert and Patrick Farrell in 2012 by rowboat, ski, pack-raft, foot and canoe. The event starts at 7 p.m., and its proceeds will benefit Whatcom Land Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife habitat, as well as scenic, agricultural and open-space lands in Whatcom County, according to its website.
Along their journey, Hemert and Farrell rowed the length of the Inside Passage, crossed the Coast Mountains on skis, hiked and pack-rafted the length of the Yukon Territory, paddled among icebergs of the Arctic Ocean, and traversed the Brooks Range, all in six months and all under human power, according to a press release announcing the event.
Both Hemert, a wildlife biologist, and Farrell, owner of a design-and-build company that emphasizes green-building, live in Alaska.