XOVERLAND :: Arctic Solo Series, Ep 2

Expedition Overland’s newest series, Arctic Solo, tells the story of Richard and Ashley (@DeskToGlory) as they finish their Pan-American road trip by completing the final leg of their journey: Canada’s Northwest Territory to the Arctic Sea.


Episode one gave us a rundown of the trip and the rig Richard and Ashely are driving to Tuktoyaktuk; a 2016 Toyota Tacoma outfitted with an AT Overland Habitat, and a slew of other cold-weather specific upgrades to prepare the duo for the arctic conditions they’ll encounter in Canada’s frozen North. 


Episode two, which airs May 28 at 7:00 p.m. MDT, picks up with the team as they attempt to cross the Canadian border on their way to Whitehorse, Yukon, via the Alaskan Highway. On the way, they visit the Icefields Parkway near Jasper and take a break to soak in the Liard River Hot Springs.


Follow along as the story unfolds and don’t miss your opportunity to win some sweet gear while you’re at it on the Arctic Solo Giveaway Page.


Tune into the Expedition Overland YouTube Channel to watch Arctic Solo Ep. 2. 


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Matthew Swartz is originally from Connecticut and currently lives in Denver, Colorado where he passionately pursues rock climbing, trail running, and skiing. Matt’s love of travel has inspired him to through-hike the JMT and part of the PCT, bike across the United States, and explore the West coast of South America from Ecuador to Patagonia. Matt and his partner Amanda have also travelled across much of the Western US in their 1964 Clark Cortez RV, which they lived in, on the road for the better part of three years. Matt has worked for the USFS as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and Matt's photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.