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Canada from Coast to Coast

Production year: 2006 | 1*52 | Genres: Lifestyle / Travel, Nature
Lars Monsen's extreme wilderness adventure
Origin country: Norway
Production company: NRK Norsk Rikskringkasting AS
Original title: Canada på Tvers
Original language: Norwegian
Formats: SD

He walked 8252 km and 947 days through some of earth’s most desolate territories, accompanied with bears and wolfs. For Lars Monsen this was the perfect challenge.

In the Canadian wilderness you are completely on your own, hundreds of km from the nearest village, packs of wolves traveling right by the camp and Monsen having to defend him self against Bears. In the winter the thermometer can get close to minus 60 degrees Celsius and further the wind will intensify the coldness. It is highly dangerous to go out side if you are not properly trained, have excellent equipment and have a great respect for Mother Nature. It is in this terrain Lars Monsen and his huskies are going to spend the next couple of years.

On foot, on a dog sledge, on skies and in a canoe is how Lars Monsen will travel from North east-Alaska to the Labrador-coast. This is close to an impossible task but then again is Lars Monsens motto: Everything is possible.

Lars Monsen is one of Norway’s most famous adventurers. He has spent more then 3400 days in the wilderness and over half of them during winter season. Many of his expeditions take place north for the polar circle in wild, tough and inhospitable terrain.         


This program is featured in the following article(s):

The Beauty of Norwegian Nature (Mar 2011)

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