In 1997 writer-photographer Jonathan Waterman embarked on an uncertain quest to cross the Northwest Passage, the famed route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans via the northern boundaries of Canada and Alaska. Traveling east by sea kayak, ski, foot, dogsled, and, briefly, sailboat, Waterman explored Arctic landscapes and Inuit cultures.

Waterman writes about his odyssey in the March/April 2001 issue of ADVENTURE (see "Arctic Solitaire") and in his book Arctic Crossing, to be released in April by Alfred A. Knopf.

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