Featured TR: Crossing Kodiak Island

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Editor’s Note: This video trip-report created by splitboard.com forum member Phillip.ak, will make you want to drop what you’re doing and head outside. This beautifully shot solo mission across Kodiak Island in Alaska is certainly worth the three minute watch. Check out the original post in the forums here.

Words and video by Phillip.ak

I just did a solo 3-day trip across Kodiak Island. It is a route I have hiked in the summer before, but with a stretch of good weather this spring I decided it might make a fun tour on my split. I was in pure travel mode and didn’t try to bag any peaks or seek big lines (especially since I was alone). I just used my split as an efficient way to follow the spine of Kodiak Island from the village of Old Harbor back to my home in Kodiak. Enjoy.

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About The Author

Since I could walk, sliding around on some form of frozen water has been my passion, starting with skiing and hockey, then switching to snowboarding in middle school and never looking back. After moving back to my home state of Vermont, I found that resort riding just wasn't cutting it for me. So I skipped buying a season pass, and bought a splitboard. That first tour was the same ah-ha moment I had when I first strapped on a snowboard in middle school. When not splitboarding, I work in digital media, mountain bike, play hockey and enjoy all of the amazing beers the Green Mountain State has to offer. Look for me to write about gear, trip reports, tips and tricks and other miscellanea such as climate change, often with an east coast bent.

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