Hunting for Monsters

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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…

Trailer

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

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  • 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.

  • http://www.bikepacking.com/ BIKEPACKING.com (Logan)

    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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