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I will translate them to English in the next weeks, please be patient !

Flug Frankfurt - Whitehorse  

 2 Mai 2009

 

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The trike is now well packed. Many thanks to Ortwin Ott!

I packed the equipment in 3 bags, together with the trike I have about 100 kg of luggage!
Why so much, quite simple, I need about 30 kg for the packed trike and about 70 kg for my equipment including spare parts and special sports food, which I will send from Whitehorse to Alaska ...
Now I am a little bit overweight. I hope that the people at the airport in Frankfurt will turn a blind eye...

 

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Will the "Caution, fragile" stickers be of any use?


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              Ortwin took me to the airport, many thanks!

 

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There was more than enough room for me in Comfort Class. Even better, I didn't have to worry about being overweight...

 

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 Another 9 hours to Whitehorse

 

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Glaciers in Greenland. 

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Whitehorse from the air

 

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Landed in Whitehorse, it was a wonderful flight with Condor!

Unfortunately, customs in Frankfurt didn't seal my luggage properly again. One of my bags arrived in Whitehorse open. Unfortunately, several parts of the equipment were missing...

6 Mai 2009

 

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 Today I explored Whitehorse on my trike.


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 The paddle steamer S.S. Klondike

 

 

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Ice still on the Yukon River.

 

 

Scott and his son from Kanoe People Ltd. I can keep my box there until I fly back in October.
Thank you so much guy's !!!

8 Mai 2009

 

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As I'm still waiting for my stuff, I took a trip to Silver City on Kluane Lake today.  Two Poles climbing Mt. Logan needed someone to bring the rental car back to Whitehorse.  

 

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The ride was great to see what the road conditions are like, because I'll be riding the same way on my trike when I leave for Fairbanks/Alaska.

 

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I usually have a nice wide hard shoulder on this route...

 

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Arrival at Haines Junction

 

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It was extremely windy today.

 

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This route is likely to be very cold on the trike due to the cold wind from the mountains... 

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Now in May there is still very little traffic on this route

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It has been snowing heavily in the mountains over the last few days!

 

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There are also some steep climbs on the route, which will be fun on the trike...

 

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Lech Flaczynski and his son, who come from Poland, will climb Mt. Logan, the second-highest mountain in North America at 5959 meters.
They have already successfully climbed Mount Denali/McKinley, the highest mountain in North America at 6,194 meters, in recent years!
I know Lech from my 2005 Yukon River Tour.     Good luck to you both!
( They did it and successfully climbed Mt. Logan and unfortunately also found a dead climber ... ! )

 

9 Mai 2009

 Severe flooding along the Yukon River and on other rivers!

Due to the abundant snowfall last winter, extremely severe flooding has now occurred along the rivers in Alaska. Eagle Alaska is almost completely flooded and huge chunks of ice are piling up in the middle of the village. Houses and cars are destroyed.  However, according to initial reports, there were no fatalities, thank goodness! I hope that all my friends on the Yukon River are doing well! The small village of Beaver in the Yukon Flats is currently being evacuated.  Circle and Fort Yukon are also expected to experience extremely heavy flooding!

 

 

12 Mai 2009

 

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When I woke up today it was snowing, then in between there was hail and then snow again!
But according to the weather forecast, it should be nice (and dry) again in the next few days ...

 

 

 

 My recommendation for an overnight stay in Whitehorse!
The Beehive
The Beez Kneez Bakpakers is a cozy little hostel, on the sunny side of downtown Whitehorse.
The Beez Kneez offers a lot of comfort and a lot of fun. Don't be surprised if you stay a few extra days and make lifelong friends.


408 Hoge Street in Whitehorse,Yukon

Phone us at 1-867-456-2333 

Website: The Beez Kneez Bakpakers 

 

 

13 Mai 2009

 

I will be leaving on Saturday, May 16th in the direction of Fairbanks / Alaska.
My route will take me from Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway to Haines Junction, past the St. Elias Mountains along Kluane Lake to Destruction Bay, Burwash Landing, at Beaver Creek I will cross the border into Alaska to Northway Junction, Tetlin Junction, Tok, Delta Junction, Big Delta and North Pole to Fairbanks. A distance of approx. 1000 km

 

 

 

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Michael Grzybek & Noemi Rauser pickling garlic and onions at the hostel. The two Swiss are traveling the Yukon River from Whitehorse to the Bering Sea to Emmonak! All the best on your journey, enjoy the Yukon River!
(They made it to the coast, welcome to the club!)

 

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You always meet nice people at the hostel! Sophie Coallier from Quebec, Santiana Guiresse Duperon & Manu Desobeau from the Basque Country in France.  

 

  Continue with: Whitehorse - Haines Junction 

 

Only those who risk going too far, will discover how far they can go!
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