Expedition Arguk in the Media
Expedition Arguk's first film featured in National Geographic's Short Film Showcase: "In 'The World Beyond the World,' filmmaker Paxson Woelber leads us on an adventure through the striking scenery of the Brooks Range in the Alaska Arctic. His July 2013 expedition covered 300 miles of remote wilderness. 'The World Beyond the World' combines Woelber's stunning photographs with text adapted from conservationist Robert Marshall's Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Central Brooks Range, a classic of environmental literature that chronicles an expedition from the 1930's. Together, Marshall's words and Woelber's visuals capture the beauty and remoteness of the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve."
Article about Gates of the Arctic in Backpacker Magazine, by Expeiditon Arguk team member Paxson Woelber.
The article is available in the May 2016 issue.
For the last portion of the trip, from Nuiqsut to the Arctic Ocean and back, we were joined by Middlebury Magazine staff writer Wyatt Orme. After a few days of cold paddling, polar bear watches, and endlessly fascinating conversations in Nuiqsut, Wyatt wrote this article about the Expedition for the Fall 2013 issue of Middlebury Magazine.
Photo slideshow and article, titled 300 miles across Alaska's North Slope to the Arctic Ocean, by Paxson Woelber. When the Dispatch posted the article to their Facebook page, it generated over 900 likes and 290 shares, many times the average for the Alaska Dispatch's posts.
Front-page video feature in the Atlantic Video section. "In this short film, photographer Paxson Woelber takes us far from any signs of civilization, to the wilds of Northern Alaska." For the full article, click here. Local backup here.
Huffington Post Canada
Article titled 'The World Beyond The World' Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine, featuring a short write-up about our first film.
"If you've never considered a trip to Gates of the Arctic National Park, that's about to change... Since last July, the Anchorage, Alaska native has pieced together photos and footage of the national park from a 2013 expedition to create a stunning video titled 'The World Beyond The World.'"
Alaska Commons filmed the Expedition Arguk presentation at Tap Root, and Heather Aronno wrote a short article about the presentation and the trip.
"300 MILLAS A TRAVÉS DEL NORTH SLOPE DE ALASKA HACIA EL OÉANO ARTICO. ARGUK 'ARTIC PACKRAFTING'", feature article in the Spanish-language Planeta Packraft.
★ Article about Expedition Arguk featured in the Fall 2014 issue of CA, the alumnai magazine for Concord Academy, where expedition member Luke Douglas attended school(Backup)
★ Photo of Chelsea picking wild arctic blueberries featured in an article on the Mother Nature Network, October 19, 2014(Backup)
★ Photo used by Outside Online, in article "Pack Rafts You Shouldn't Hike Without," August 28, 2014. (Backup)
★ Photo featured by the Wilderness Society in article "15 of America's most photogenic wilderness areas," August 18, 2014. (Backup)
★ "The World Beyond the World" featured by:
• Outside Television, April 8, 2014, (Backup), and selected as a Featured Video on Outsideonline.com (Backup)
• Film Shortage, which showcases "the best scripted shorts online." (Backup)
• The Alaska Dispatch, "VIDEO: 'The World Beyond the World' explores remote national park" (Backup)
• Adventure Journal as Video of the Day, April 4, 2014. (Backup)
• Infinitylist.com (Backup)
• The Adventure Blog, April 9, 2014. (Backup)
• Adventure.com, June 8, 2014. (Backup)
• Sopitas.com as the "video de media noche" ("midnight video") April 4, 2014. (Backup)
• the Greek site Jenny, Ένα οδοιπορικό ταξίδι στην Αλάσκα (A backpacking trip to Alaska). (Backup)
• The international Dutch film festival Short Shot, April 9, 2014. (Backup)
• Nackblog in a post titled "Parallax & poetry: "The World Beyond The World", April 4, 2014. (Backup)
★ "The World Beyond the World" shared on Facebook by National Geographic, the Huffington Post Canada, the Sierra Club (Alaska Chapter), Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, the American Alpine Club, Ground Truth Trekking, Osprey Packs, Nature's Bakery, Bettles Lodge, and more.
★ Photos used by the Alaska Dispatch 11/29/2013, 2/11/2014, 2/25/2014, 3/10/2014 and more.
★ Photo featured in Buzzfeed article "16 Astounding Backpacking Trips To Add To Your Bucket List", February 6, 2014. (Backup)
★ Photo of Brett rafting in front of the polar bear was a winner of the Alpacka 2014 Calendar contest, and was featured in the calendar.
★ Photo featured on the Facebook page for our sponsor Nature's Bakery, January 20, 2014
★ Article on the University of Alaska SNRAS website about Jason joining Expedition Arguk, January 30, 2013. (Backup)