by John Ratzloff -For two weeks, students from the Minneapolis Summit Academy worked with us at the SWC. Resident photographer Johnny Ray Ratzloff made photos of the crew on their building adventures.
by Will Beaton -For two weeks, 8 students and 2 instructors from the Summit Academy OIC of North Minneapolis worked alongside the summer residents to design, frame, and put together two massive wall tent structures that will house future Summit builders in summers to come.
- “I just landed in Dave’s ski plane on wheels at Yellowknife so I’m officially back in civilization right now. I’m on pavement and talking on a cell phone so I have to get back to the real world now and get caught up on emails. I wanted to thank everybody for following me for the last two months. It’s been a great personal trip for me.” - Will Steger, May 30, 2018. Great Slave Lake, NWT. Day 72
by Will Steger -“It was a two hour flight back. It really put me in touch with how much winter I was actually immersed in… By the time I got to Great Slave Lake, there was some water on the ice. Some of the rivers had rapids and falls in them, although the quieter areas of the rivers were still frozen.” - Will Steger, May 28, 2018. Great Slave Lake, NWT. Day 70.
by Will Steger -“I expected a lot of thin ice and rapids and all sorts of adventures of that sort. But it was more of a harder slog, which is a different type of experience. I have no disappointment at all. You always get what you get whatever you do. ” - Will Steger, May 27, 2018. Day 69.
by Will Steger -“The pickup is scheduled for tomorrow. I’d say it’s about 50-50 maybe, getting the plane in here. This weather is getting a little better, but it just goes on and on… I’ll check in tomorrow. I should be at Dave Olsen’s house on the Great Slave Lake or back in th tent here.” - Will Steger, May 26, 2018. NWT. Day 68.