In late March 2015, Will embarked on a 200-mile canoe-sled solo over the northern rivers and lakes along the Minnesota/Canadian border. This expedition during the spring break-up is a personal journey to experience the beauty of the season and to expand my knowledge and skills.
The route is most challenging, winding through a string of rivers and lakes. It’s a varied country of waterfalls, rapids, and steep narrows, ranging from small gem-like lakes to large complex bodies of frozen water. There will be danger and hardships, but beneath this veneer is the beauty of the moment. In fact, survival depends on being ever-present and spontaneous rather than moving passively along a pre-determined course.
Will shared his journey through daily satellite dispatches. Click on the daily updates link below to follow his 2015 Solo Expedition.
- From the National Geographic Blog. By Dave Freeman Twenty-five years ago Will Steger led the 3,471-mile International Trans-Antarctic Expedition, [...]
- I finished the expedition today, April 22. I have always had faith in nature. It is what guides me. This expedition was no different. In this [...]
- Paddling through Minnesota’s springtime ice break-up is nuts. What is Will Steger thinking? In late March, polar explorer Will [...]
- This time, Will Steger won’t have to go to the North Pole, Antarctica, the Northwest Territories or the Arctic Ocean to mount an [...]
- Will discusses the route, the terrain and the conditions he expects during his upcoming Solo 2015 Expedition in the video below. [...]
- Expeditions are where I get a lot of my vision and my energy. I hope to share this approach and these experiences more broadly. Expedition [...]
- In late March 2015, I will begin a 200-mile canoe-sled solo over the northern rivers and lakes along the Minnesota/Canadian border. [...]