Instruments of Adventure
Instruments of Adventure is an incredible new film by Bjørn Olson and crew that gets to the heart of why we set out into the wild hinterlands…
Five friends traverse a large swath of southern Alaska by sea kayak, fat-bike, and packraft. Through interviews and footage shot underway, the adventurers share their experiences and reflections about their journey and what it means to traverse through our natural world by boat and bike.
Film and photographs by Bjørn Olson
Traveling by human power through these natural corridors you really get to feel intimate with the landscape… like you’re tapping into this natural rhythm, and that it feels like there’s a place for us out there.” – Kim McNett
Traversing wild landscapes by human-power isn’t a quest to achieve enlightenment. You might, but that’s not the point. Counteracting a cresting wave with a high brace, wheelie dropping into a ravine, or exacting surgical execution of a discovered line through beach boulders all will cause you to lose yourself in single-minded focus and flow.
The instruments of adventure are meant to be played – ideally, with like-minded friends in primordial hinterlands.
Film by Bjorn Olson starring Ben Weaver, Amy Kippley, Kim Mcnett, Bjorn Olson, and Daniel Countiss. Original soundtrack by Ben Weaver. Original Art by Kim McNett. Musicians are Ben Weaver, Jeremy Ylvisaker and JT Bates. Animation by Brendan Layer. Presented by Salsa Cycles.