The Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska’s Arctic Wilderness

The Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness Author James Campbell
ISBN-10 074345314X
ISBN-13 9780743453141
Year 2005-09-13
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Atria Books
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Hundreds of hardy people have tried to carve a living in the Alaskan bush but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth Originally from Wisconsin Heimo traveled to the Arctic wilderness in his feverous twenties Now more than three decades later Heimo lives with his wife and two daughters approximately 200 miles from civilization a sustainable nomadic life bounded by the migrating caribou the dangers of swollen rivers and by the very exigencies of daily existence In The Final Frontiersman Heimo s cousin James Campbell chronicles the Korth family s amazing experience their adventures and the tragedy that continues to shape their lives With a deft voice and in spectacular at times unimaginable detail Campbell invites us into Heimo s heartland and home The Korths wait patiently for a small plane to deliver their provisions listen to distant chatter on the radio and go sledding at 44 below zero all the while cultivating their hard learned survival skills that stand between them and a terrible fate Awe inspiring and memorable The Final Frontiersman reads like a rustic version of the American Dream and reveals for the first time a life undreamed by most of us amid encroaching environmental pressures apart from the herd and alone in a stunning wilderness that for now at least remains the final frontier

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