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Loaded for Polar Bear in Nunavut: Nanook of the North On the Looney Front -- Part 6

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

My Inuit guide Maurice is not free today but his brother Alan turns up astride the tracked metal beast, and I ensconce myself atop a plastic ice-cooler at the back of a sled behind a little on-board hut-type contraption.

Of Ice Fields and Icebergs in Frozen Nunavut: Nanook of the North on the Looney Front -- Part 5

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Doing in reverse in 40 minutes what it took Mr. Cheltenham and his friend seven days to complete with skis and spiked boots down below, I gain a magnificent bird's eye view of the craggy splendours of Nunavut's Auyuittuq National Park on the flight from Pangnirtung to Qikiqtarjuaq.

A James Bond Park in Canada's Frozen Nunavut: Nanook of the North on the Looney Front -- Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

There's a huge thick eiderdown on the sled and I burrow down under it, with only my head emerging, like a curious ninja turtle. But my feet are still freezing, my hands are frozen, my balaclava-ed face is stinging like old buggery, and, yes, my lashes have frozen over again.

Just A Guy Riding His Snowmobile Off A Cliff

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.17.2015 | Sports

Why drive down the mountain? Antti Pendikainen of the Finnish daredevils StuntFreaksTeam attached a parachute to a snowmobile and rode it off a cli...

The Far North, Part 2 -- The World's Northernmost University: Going Arctic on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The journey back is beautiful, the snow-white peaks, the dark black crags soaring in their tormented pinnacles, gentle table tops and massive boulders, all bathed in the light of the full moon. Make that two full moons.

Snowmobiler Wins X-Games Gold One Year After Brother's Tragic Crash

AP | PAT GRAHAM | Posted 01.26.2014 | Sports

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Colten Moore reached toward the sky and stuck three fingers into the air on one hand and his index finger up on the other. That...

Runaway Snowmobile Injures 1 Fan At Winter X Games

AP | Posted 03.29.2013 | Sports

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A young fan was treated and released after being hurt when a runaway snowmobile veered into the crowd at Winter X after the ride...

Snowmobiler Survives Avalanche That Killed His Brother

Posted 01.25.2012 | Denver

A 21-year-old man from Fort Collins was able to survive an avalanche that killed his older brother on Saturday. The brothers, Jordan and Tyler Lun...

Former 'Deadliest Catch' Captain Gets In Fatal Crash

Posted 01.19.2012 | TV

An Alaska fishing captain who appeared on the program that spawned Discover Channel's "Deadliest Catch" was sentenced to five years in prison as a res...

WATCH: Snowmobile And Rider Tumble Down Mountain

Posted 07.09.2011 | Sports

This post has been corrected. They say that what goes up must come down. And this adage certainly holds true in the case of this snowmobile and its...

Thanksgiving Joy for Alaskans Who Cheated Death

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alaska Dispatch News

Seventy-one-year-old Russ Bevans from Eagles Landing along the Yentna River has a special reason to be thankful this holiday season. He is alive.

Lynx Study Places Trackers On Snowmachiners, But Can't Fund Any Lynx

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

VAIL PASS - Federal biologists investigating how people mix with threatened lynx wildcats in the wilderness have persuaded hundreds of Colorado backco...

Jennifer, Keith Lee Missing: Search Is On For Christmas Tree Cutters Missing In Oregon

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MEDFORD, Ore. — Searchers combed dark and snowy forests near the crest of the Cascade Range in southern Oregon on Wednesday night for a couple w...

Man Survives Mount St. Helens Fall On Snowmobile

ABC News | JUNG HWA SONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An experienced snowmobiler, John Slemp, 52, of Damascus, Ore., miraculously survived a 1,500-foot plummet into the crater of Mt. St. Helens. He is the...