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“Birthplace of the Winds”

Jon Bowermaster (USA) - 25 min

Friday, 14. Nov. 2008 from 14:30 in Steiermarksaal       

A three-week-long journey delivered us to one of the loneliest and least known spots on Earth halfway between Russia and Alaska, where the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea collide at what the Aleuts called the Birthplace of the Winds. Our goal was to kayak among five volcanic Aleutian Islands rising straight out of the seas, and climb their snowcapped peaks. Weather and tides would dictate our itinerary. Success was far from assured in a region where it is common for gales to exceed a hundred miles an hour and strong currents.