Through the years, Dick kept written journals of daily life at Twin Lakes but would also document much of his adventure on film with his 16 mms Bolex camera. The Frozen North is Dick's own filmed account of his life alone in this "One Man's Wilderness". For more than 30 years a man by the name of Dick Proenneke lived alone in the Alaskan Bush. His only neighbors were the wolves and the grizzly bears. His only transportation was his canoe and a good set of legs. Through the years, Dick kept written journals of daily life at Twin Lakes but would also document much of his adventure on film with his 16mm Bolex camera. The Frozen North is Dick's own filmed account of his life alone in this "One Man's Wilderness". Certainly Proenneke's story is a dream shared by many but fulfilled by few. Yet through this video we can share with a man who lived his dream.
And a wow I am surprised no one has reviewed this yet. This awe inspiring tale has been around for a long time. Proenneke is inspiration to all of us. A man in his early 50's starting over in AK building himself a cabin with just hand tools he packed in. This is footage Proenneke shot himself, and was edited by his friend Bob Swerer who does an amazing job of narrations and little additions but also letting the images speak for themselves. This is a story to remind you that with some knowledge and skill, you can do just about anything. Proenneke lives the next 30 yrs of his life up there. Honestly folks take this journey and get a glimpse into the type of life most just dream of communing and living close to nature.
I had first seen his story from Alone in the Wilderness an earlier video on his life. Which is highly suggested viewing as well as this one. In fact I would endorse checking out as much of his material as you can. Especially good material to watch in the middle of winter.
"Where will you drive your own picket stake? Where will you choose to make your stand? Give me a threshold, a specific point at which you will finally stop running, at which you will finally fight back." (Derrick Jensen)
I yam what I yam and that's all that I yam - the great philosopher Popeye. Tiny ad: