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Ultrahiker Andrew Skurka crossing a frozen river in Alaska
May 4, 2012

River Crossing, Alaska

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

Dillinger River, April 17, 2010
"Despite my best efforts, my leather ski boots got soaked by the melting snow," says Andrew Skurka, who tried to leap across some creeks and rivers. "At night everything froze solid. In the morning I had to force myself to slip my feet into the icy boots."

See more pictures from the March 2011 feature story "Circling Alaska in 176 Days."

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Photograph by Michael Christopher Brown, National Geographic
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