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.

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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, then scroll down for the full film…


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!

Hunting for Monsters, Bikepacking Video, Bjorn Olsen

  • mikeetheviking

    I rented this last night. Watched it 3x with my little girl. Gotta get em’ stoked young. This is a G rated movie, “G” is for GREAT. All this time I though I was a very bad boy for riding through what I thought was a lot of water, and then I see Bjorn’s fatbike floating on its side and him talking about swimming next to it.
    Hell yes. Worth the 4 quarters I paid for 48 hours of enjoyment!

  • Idle Prentice

    I’m confused – is there some place to rent more than the 11 minutes here? Or is this the entire movie? I’d like them to get paid for this if there is a rental set-up somewhere.

  • Vince Nobel

    From what I can tell it appears the 11 minutes if the full film as is stated above the video link.

  • Nope; it used to be a rental and Bjorn made it free last night; I’ll adjust the text…

  • Ryan Bromley

    Any chance we can get a kit list? What are the rafts and oars? Some details on the bikes and other kit that you packed?

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