Yukon Day 5 – Cracking Glaciers

This was the day we finally should arrive at Donjek Glacier. And the route seemed pretty good this time. Some more bushwhacking to the riverside, scrambling over some rocks and arrive at the Glacier was no problem. We could hear the occasional cracking of the glacier. It sounds like an old ancient natural being. Just…

Yukon Day 4 – Bushwhacking par excelence

Got not so much to say… we were following the Donjek upwards but had to get up the hills and bushwhack us through the woods every couple of kilometers since the river did not wanted to let us pass. In the end we found a nice camping spot on a cliff facing the glacier.

Yukon Day 3 – Action Pass-ing

That was the day. Upwards along a small stream..We went through snow. Upwards. More snow. Still upwards. At the highest point of the pass we could already see Donjek Valley kilometers in the distance.and then it went rough: We had to work our way down a narrow valley, climb over multiple debris slopes and cross…

Yukon Day 2 – Building up Expectations

We left the Plateau from last night behind and followed an old mining road through the Burwash Uplands while the shrubs vanished and made room for a grassland that was mainly flooded. After a couple of kilometers the street ended and we had to cross the first strong stream… With the result of completely soaked…

Yukon Day 1 – Tundra Experience

We arrived in Haines Junction to visit the Visitor Center of Kluane National Park. A discussion with the Rangers and a Bear Safety Video later we went on to Kluane Lake. First we met a Jeff a friend of Stilian in the nearby glaciology research station. That was exactly the kind where I would like…

Head in the skies

I did a small two day hike north of Vancouver at the end of my time here. From Horseshoe Bay to Lions Bay over the mountains and ridges of the area. It started with some bushwhacking much like most of the time in the Yukon. Just before I wanted to give up I found a…

Eddy Covariance Principle

My work at Carleton University is connected with the learning of the Eddy Covariance method. The idea is to measure vertical fluxes in a atmospheric turbulent system. These fluxes are the exchange of our ecosystem with the atmosphere and are related to the general productivity of the ecosystem. But lets start at the beginning: Imagine…

Yukon – Prologue

A journey has to start with a proper preparation and I was lucky that my friend Stilian is more seasoned with preparing longer travels. After deciding which Route to do (Donjek Route in Kluane Nationalpark. It is considered one of hardest in the Park with a rating of “very difficult” by Canadian standards. The term…

Yukon – Larger than life

We made it! At least through the Donjek Route, which was our main destiny during the Yukon Road- and HikingTrip. In the next weeks I will blog about the adventures we had during traveling through British Columbia and Yukon Territories. It was a hell of a ride but also a lot of fun. Occasionally I will upload Panorama images…

Festival period is over now travels ahead!

The Blues Festival started with ‘Jimmy eat World’, ‘Cat Empire’ and ‘The Black Keys’ at the first days. It was good, but I was a little bit disappointed (since expectations were so high). But the debt falls mostly to the technicians since the beginning of all concerts had huge problems with the microphones having partly…