Instruments of Adventure

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 14 min
  • Director Bjørn Olson


Five friends traverse a large swath of southern Alaska by sea kayak, fat-bike, and packraft. Through interviews and footage, shot underway, the adventurers share their experiences and reflections about their journey.

It’s easy to be lulled into thinking bicycles, kayaks, and packrafts are tools, which they are, but as any craftsperson knows, a well handled tool can be performed, like an instrument. With dedication, each of these tools can be transformed into an instrument of adventure.

Traversing wild landscapes by human-power isn’t a quest to achieve enlightenment. You might, but that’s not the point. Counteracting a cresting wave with a high brace, wheelie dropping into a ravine, or exacting surgical execution of a discovered line through beach boulders all will cause you to lose yourself in single-minded focus and flow.


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Instruments of Adventure

Kaufman Auditorium