Tag: Dr. Richard Jeo

Thelon Expedition: Final Camp – Where God Began

Written by | August 12th, 2011

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At the final camp of the expedition Sanjayan reflects on the meaning of the journey and what lies ahead for this vast land and the people that call it home.

Thelon Expedition: Fluid Motion

Written by | August 9th, 2011

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Sanjayan found a kayaking legend who would teach him everything he needed to know before the expedition on the river. Well, he did leave out one minor detail.

Thelon Expedition: Left Things Late

Written by | August 8th, 2011

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The buggy evening, without a spot of wind, was transformed near midnight into a gale. We had picked out campsite designed for the views and to catch the slightest breeze; we were unprepared for the hard rain.

Thelon Expedition: The Country

Written by | August 3rd, 2011

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Overnight, a storm gathered in silence and quickly pounced. The hot windless evening of yesterday has been replaced by lashing rain and gale force winds. Our tents are anchored with heavy rocks, and yet we fear to leave them empty for too long lest they are tossed into the river.

Thelon Expedition: Life at Camp

Written by | August 2nd, 2011

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So far there are two constants in the campsites that have been selected, they are poor for fishing and great for bugs. But once they settle in, what is life like in one of the most remote spots in North America?

Thelon Expedition: Caribou on the Barrens

Written by | August 1st, 2011

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I write in the light of the endless Arctic dusk, filtered into a golden hue through the walls of my tent. Outside, I hear wolves howl across the river …

Thelon Expedition: Caribou and the Dene

Written by | July 28th, 2011

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They had been out for two days when they sighted in the far distance a herd, and as the dogs surged forward in their excitement, Joseph lost his grip on the sled. When he tumbled on to the snow, his dad kept going …

Thelon Expedition: The Things We Carry

Written by | July 24th, 2011

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The adventure begins with 14 people and 3,800 pounds of gear. Is what they carry too much, too little, or just enough?

Thelon Expedition: “The Place Where God Began”

Written by | July 23rd, 2011

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Our lead scientist is on a journey with young members of the Dene First Nation through ancestral lands, ending at a remote wildlife refuge. They’re sending updates back so you can follow along.

Follow the Thelon Expedition

Written by | July 22nd, 2011

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Our lead scientist, Sanjayan, is on an expedition to a game sanctuary more than twice the size of Yellowstone, Glacier and the Serengeti parks combined! Follow his progress.

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