Leslie Kolovich talks with Ben Friberg just 2 days after completing his goal of setting a world record paddling 238 miles in 24 hours down the Yukon River. In this podcast Ben tells the story in detail from launch on June 26th to finish on June 27th! Including, river conditions being slower in places he thought would be faster, going through rapids larger than expected, experiencing a sunset of a lifetime, and the huge impact his support team on the boat made for this trip. He also tells us what foods helped him paddle on for 24 hours, but also through 60 miles of headwind, and the amazing wildlifethat presented themselves to the team that even the local people were amazed to hear about.
Ben talks about the town he is reporting from Dawson, like stepping back into the true last frontier during gold rush days with wooden sidewalks, and dirt roads. Ben’s paddle down the Yukon, setting a record was a huge highlight for him, but also the experience of Mother Nature at her best!
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