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Peter and Janos Kabai crossing the US on bicycles to promote the Blind Judo Foundation

Day #2 – Lake Laberge – 16 miles

We try to estimate the distance Imre covers by calculating the distance on the road that follows the river, then adding 10-20% depending on how winding the river seems to be. Of course this method is a highly unofficial way … Continue reading

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Day #1 – Whitehorse – 42 miles – UPDATE

It did not come as a surprise: There is no phone or 3G service on the Yukon River, even ¬†wi-fi is not available ūüôā ¬†All our information is from the Spot device. Imre and Andras’ first obstacle was the Whitehorse … Continue reading

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Day #0 – Departed – UPDATED

Early morning today, the two kayakers took off from San Francisco Airport. They have 3 luggages each: one box holds the kayak (32 kgs/70 lbs) and the other two (about 22 kgs/49 lbs each) are filled with warm clothes, camping … Continue reading

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Weather Forecast

Imre and Andras don’t have high expectations about the weather on the first few days…

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Interviewed by NBC

Garvin Thomas NBC reported interviewed Imre and Andras about their kayak trip as well as Peter and Janos about their upcoming bicycle trip (please click on the tab in the menu above to read about their adventures). They were talking … Continue reading

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Psyching up for the Trip

Imre decided to get in the right mind frame for the trip by cutting his hair. He calls this his “expedition hair”. The rubber ducky in his hand will get an important role during this trip… We’ll keep you posted.

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Bear Boxes

In order to stay safe from the bears we have decided to use these bear boxes. They are round and made of a very tough plastic with lockable tops so animals can’t get at what’s inside. Now, the challenge will … Continue reading

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The Stationary Kayak

This is the machine that we are practicing on. It works by using a dynamo to provide resistance for the movement of the rope. The long wooden stick resembles the paddle of the kayak and pulls the rope back and … Continue reading

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Bear Safety

Andras made a PowerPoint presentation for the family in order to educate everybody on the precautions needed in bear country. Following a few simple rules minimizes the risk that is inherently part of such a venture. Here is a sample slide.

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Plane Tickets

We have just bought the plane tickets to and from the Yukon. We depart on June 20th for Whitehorse. When our journey is complete, on August 4th, we will fly back from Emmonak, AK to San Francisco International Airport. It … Continue reading

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