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Credit for the “Arctic Circle” route goes to Roman Dial, who first completed it in 2003 and describes it on his website [The Roaming Dials](http://packrafting.blogspot.com/2009/12/arctic-circle-alaska-mountain.html).
He calls this journey “a week-long, hundred-mile, wilderness kaleidoscope.” It involves whitewater packrafting, tundra hiking, exposed scrambling, and a glacier crossing––all with constant difficulties of arctic weather, grizzly bear safety, backcountry navigation, and complete self reliance.
The track mapped here is for planning purposes only, and cannot ensure accurate routefinding due to complex and changing nature of the terrain.
This is an expert-level trip in every sense of physical, technical, and logistical difficulty. Source: http://packrafting.blogspot.com/2009/12/arctic-circle-alaska-mountain.html