In the News

In the summer of 2018, Clarissa Black and her hiking partner, Leigh Swansborough, became the first women to walk to the Arctic Ocean. Here are some of the news storys that covered their journey.

November 12, 2018

These Women Just Paddled and Hiked 1,200 Miles Across the Frozen Yukon

Shawnte Salabert, Adventure Journal

"In its calmer moments, Bennett Lake, located in the southwest corner of Canada’s Yukon Territory, is a placid pool of aquamarine. When one of the area’s notorious storms blows in, however, its waters roil with a certain violence."

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October 18, 2018

Travelling to Tuk with a new cart: Two California women are walking from Skagway, Alaska, to Tuktoyaktuk

Samantha McKay, Northern News Service

" When travellers Clarissa Black and Leigh Swansborough , met Inuvik's Olav Falsnes on the Dempster Highway, they had already experienced the kindness of Northerners - but not in the way they were about to."

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October 17, 2018

'It feels absolutely incredible to be here': 2 hikers complete epic trek to Arctic Ocean

Jackie McKay, CBC News

"Two hikers on an epic adventure, across the Yukon to the Arctic Ocean have finally made it."

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August 21, 2018

Hikers use golf cart and stroller to carry gear up Dempster Highway

Jackie McKay, CBC News

"Two adventurers first had their gear stolen, then their custom-built cart never arrived."

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July 14, 2018

Travellers' gear stolen in Whitehorse, midway through their epic adventure

CBC News

"Australian adventurer Leigh Swansborough said she had just told someone in Whitehorse on Thursday that "the only thing that the Yukon could steal from me was my heart. She was wrong."

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