Great Adventures & Explorations – Yukon: 2000 miles across Canada & Alaska
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Dirk Rohrbach, Physician, Photojournalist, and National Geographic Author and Photographer
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 4:30pm | Auditorium
Dirk Rohrbach’s photojournalistic projects have been awarded multiple prizes. Over the past 30 years, Rohrbach has traveled thousands of miles on foot, by canoe, by bike and in his ’74 Ford truck, Loretta. Rohrbach set out to explore the myth of the Yukon River following the tracks of the gold rush. In the late 19th century, thousands of prospectors headed for the harsh north to seek their fortune, often losing everything in the process. Ghostly wrecks of gargantuan paddle steamers and abandoned logging camps still bear witness to the biggest gold rush in history. The Yukon changes from being a raging river into a mile-wide stream meandering through the marshes. Along its banks live moose and wolves, as well as descendants of Native Americans dwelling in remote fishing villages. For generations, they have survived by fishing for salmon and hunting caribou and moose in settlements reached only by bush plane or boat. How do these people live there in isolation? How do they manage to preserve their traditions? Dirk Rohrbach introduces us to the harsh and merciless, yet breathtaking and majestic world on this epic journey through the infinite vastness of the north.
General Admission: $35/lecture | All four lectures $90
Reserved Seating: $60/lecture | All four lectures $150
Sponsorship: $150/lecture | All four lectures $400