“The Edge of the Earth” Incredible 2 week journey alone in the Alaskan wilderness

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“The Edge of the Earth” is an incredible HDSLR documentary about 2 brothers who took a 2 week journey alone in the Alaskan wilderness – and I mean wilderness – no roads, no cars, no trails, no people, no buildings, nothing – and they used a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) to document their whole adventure. One of the really interesting parts (that isn't ready yet) is how they dealt with using a 5D2 for so long without electricity! Now, that may sound like a bit of a tease and I apologize for that – because the section of video about their electricity solution isn't ready yet – but I wanted you to see this video as soon as it came out. We should have that for you in a couple of weeks.


We first found out about this adventure on our own planet5D forums. Eric Dennis posted the trailer back in November and we've been chatting with him off and on about the background etc.

For me, the most amazing things about this are the complete isolation of the park and the willingness of these two guys to go out there completely on their own! Something this writer would never have the guts to do! Just look at this google map – centered on the river, and then zoom out a bit – just look how far north this is!

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The story

A documentary about a journey to “The Edge of the Earth”. The Gates of the Arctic National Park is the northernmost national park in the U.S. (the entirety of the park lies north of the Arctic Circle).There are no established roads, trails, visitor facilities, or campgrounds in the park.

Following the Alatna River you will see an amazing place people rarely see, including the amazing Arrigetch Peaks.

“For the next two weeks you must survive using the knowledge, skills and gear you bring with you. You will walk or float through intact ecosystems where people have lived with the land for thousands of years. You will experience solitude, self reliance and nature on its own terms. Are you prepared?”

Filmed using Solar Power for Two Weeks = 10,000 combined shutter releases and video clips. I will be posting a video on my solar power set-up shortly also.

“The Edge of the Earth”

Here's the documentary – with the info on the solar powering of their equipment coming in a couple of weeks!

The Edge of the Earth – DOCUMENTARY from Eric Dennis on Vimeo.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews)

EF 28mm F1.8
EF 70-200mm F2.8
EF 400mm F5.6

Final thoughts

Again, we'll have the BTS about the solar powering of the equipment in a couple of weeks.

Our thanks to Eric and his brother for providing this!

So, would you do something like this? What did you think of the documentary? Sound off in the comments below!

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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  2. Absolutely amazing guys, breath taking images…. and a great job.. stunning shots…

  3. Congratulations on your spirit of adventure and film work. I enjoyed it. As time passes you will always remember that time in Alaska and how you grew from it.


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