Although I would never dare attempt such a treacherous journey fraught with so many dangers, by reading this book, I got an insight in the minds of Don and his companions as they attempted to paddle up to the Northwest passage by kayak. The book is a must read for people who love true outdoor adventure as played out under extremely adverse conditions. It shows what the human spirit can accomplish when guided by a vision, sheer determination and a "never say die" attitude. Once you start reading this book it is almost impossible to put down. I would highly recommend it.