The Yukon Blues
In 1965 well known mountaineer and reporter Walter
Bonatti, accomplished a solo expedition by canoe down
the Yukon and Porcupine rivers for Epoca Magazine.
Following in the footsteps of London and visiting the
gold rush sites, he moved from the Chilkoot Pass up
north to the Klondike.
He experienced the amazing Yukon ice breakup in Dawson,
explored Bonanza and El Dorado Creek and prepared himself
for the long canoe trip.
He paddled down the Yukon from Whitehorse to Fort Yukon
(AK), moved to Old Crow Canada and paddled back to
Tanana down the Porcupine and the Yukon rivers.
“The Yukon blues” is Igor D’India’s
attempt to recreate this journey to document what has
changed since then, with the fresh view of a young
video maker. He hitchhiked from Toronto
up north to the Yukon Territory and is on his canoe
to the end of August.
Following in the footsteps of Walter Bonatti – Igor
D’India recreated his epic voyage down the Yukon
River (around 1500 km solo trip on a canoe without
external support, gps,
and phones) for more than 17000 Km in total. Throughout
as much as
the journey as possible, Igor will be documenting his
using his accomplished
skills as a Videographer and Filmmaker.
In 2013, he moved to Canada and hitchhiked from Toronto-Ontario
to Dawson City (YT) to location scout his oncoming
expedition in YT and Alaska. He hitchhiked again to
White Great Nord before the Yukon ice breakup
THE TV SERIES
In the vast Great White North, they often say that
most people who have arrived years ago in the YT did
not want to return to their old lives. A strong sense
of nostalgia hits
everybody's heart when they have to leave those lands
after they have discovered
the romance of living in the bush. For those who are
come back to the civilized world, there will always
very tangible they cannot put into words. This feeling
is called “The
The real creative challenge of this project is telling
a story which is a combination of a great self-filmed
adventure in the wild with no external support, and
a top quality tv
This film is about how our life can be influenced by
casual crossings with other people's experiences. It
is about adventure without compromises, world records
or extreme performances.
It is a personal research of a normal man through his
own dreams and fears, following in the footsteps of
a great adventurer.
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