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PRESENTED BY ALASKA PUBLIC MEDIA
Alaskan adventurer Dick Griffith has probably traversed more of the planet than any human alive. In several expeditions over the years, he has walked the entire length of the Northwest Passage. Without a single companion, he has crossed 6,000 miles of the Arctic. He was the first to go through the Grand Canyon’s infamous Lava Falls on an inflatable raft. He was the first to explore the length of Mexico’s Copper Canyon. He is the grandfather of packrafting--the first to use these small boats for recreational wilderness travel. He has finished the Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic seventeen times and holds the record for the oldest person to complete it (he was 81). No one, not even Dick, knows why he challenges himself to the limits of human endurance.
Last year, at 89 years old, he wanted to celebrate nine decades of adventure with one more--a grand finale on the grand Canyon--and filmmakers were there to capture it all. Throughout the trip, Dick told the crew stories that were both hilarious and terrifying. Starvation, drowning, bears, foxes, blinding storms, frostbite - the list of what has tried to kill Dick is long. And all of it has failed.
Panel discussion follows documentary with Dick Griffith; Roman Dial; Luc Mehl; Kathy Sarns; Producer/Director, Andy Trimlett; and Co-Producer, Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan.
General Admission $15
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