Hunting for Monsters
A film by Bjørn Olsen from a bikerafting trip in a slice of Alaska where monsters can still roam free… Cook Inlet to Bristol Bay; 10 days 250 miles.
Lake Iliamna, Alaska’s largest lake, is home to many native communities, the worlds largest sockeye salmon run, potential site of the controversial Pebble Mine, and the elusive Lake Monster – Illie. On a hot mid-July, Bjørn and Brent were deposited to the far shore of Cook Inlet in a landing craft cargo ship and began their human powered journey through Iliamna country to Bristol Bay, hoping to catch a glimpse of the illusive creature and slice of Alaska where monsters can still roam free.
Watch the trailer, perfect in every way; then scroll down for the full film…
A comment from the Vimeo on Demand page (I couldn’t agree more) [note that this film was formerly a rental; Bjorn made it a free video (above) as of Nov 29, 2016]:
Well worth the rental for an 11 minute glimpse into another inspirational Alaskan adventure! Strong work by Bjørn and Brent. The amazing imagery, time-lapse sequences, Bjørn’s narration, and the original music track all combine to tell the story of this journey. The film portrays a creative Alaskan approach to ultra-light wilderness travel, combining fat bikes and packrafts. Thanks for the inspiration!