Teller to Wales: Riding and Rafting the Alaskan Coast11 May 18 Bjorn Olson / plog
Last summer, Bjørn Olson and Kim McNett loaded up their fat bikes and packrafts for a 10-day journey along a stretch of Alaska’s remote Seward Peninsula. The trip had them pedaling up rugged mountains, traversing narrow bits of coast, encountering grizzlies, braving intense storms, and connecting with people in isolated villages. Find their story, a gallery of Bjørn’s photos, and a collection of Kim’s watercolor paintings here…
Metabolic Flexibility for Adventurers93 Feb 17 Bjorn Olson / food
When Bjørn Olson received some troubling news from his doctor, he took a hard look at the foods he was eating and rethought his dietary approach to fueling his bikepacking adventures and everyday life. In this piece, he questions today’s standard approach to nutrition and shares some lessons he’s learned after several years of following a metabolically flexible diet…
Fueled by Fire: Winter Bikepacking with a Wood Stove26 Apr 19 Bjorn Olson / plog
Having recently returned from an 300-mile winter fat biking expedition along Alaska’s storied Iditarod Trail, Bjørn Olson put together this reflection on how traveling with a small wood stove allowed him and his partner, Kim McNett, to be fully self-reliant, which was especially important amid the pandemic. Read it here…
Tundra Nutrition: Human-Powered Caribou Hunting in the Alaska Range34 Nov 6 Bjorn Olson / plog
This past fall, Bjørn Olson and three others rode their bikes into the enchanted mountains of the Alaska Range to hunt Caribou and harvest wild food for the winter. Read his story about their trip and what it means to hunt and gather for sustenance in the 21st century…
Crust Fat-Biking: Roving over the Temporal5 May 5 Bjorn Olson / plog
In those fleeting moments when conditions are just right, a hardened crust layer forms atop the powdery snow underneath, transforming the landscape into a fatbiker’s paradise. In this story, Bjørn Olson transports us to Alaska for one such joyous crust ride with friends. Read all about it here…
Iglaak (film)2 Jul 8 Bjorn Olson / video
Iglaak, Bjørn Olson’s latest short film, follows four riders on a bikerafting trip around Alaska’s Seward Peninsula. Watch the film here, see a gallery of photos, and read a short interview with the filmmaker about the trip.
Invocation of the Arctic7 Oct 24 Bjorn Olson / stories
A mammoth tusk, towering brown bears, and the Nalukataq, Northern Alaska’s whaling festival, are just a few of Bjorn Olsen’s encounters north of the 66th parallel. Read more in this tale of his pioneering, summer Arctic Circle fatbike expedition.
PMA on The Adventure Trail3 Sep 11 Bjorn Olson / video
A new film snippet by Bjørn Olson made with several friends bike-packrafting The Adventure Trail in Alaska… with a Positive Mental Attitude. Plus some words and photos about the route by Bjørn…
Instruments of Adventure7 Jun 12 Bjorn Olson / video
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…
Hunting for Monsters5 Oct 13 Bjorn Olson / video
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.