To the lover of wilderness,

Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world... John Muir

About 49 Faces

49 Faces
of Alaskan Adventure is an enhanced digital book project featuring Alaskans whose lives are shaped by the wildest places in North America. Through our interactive iBook, you will meet mushers, alpinists, skiers, paddlers and travelers of arctic wilderness. Through video, landscape photos, portraits, and text, we will share the stories of these Alaskans. Their wilderness journeys traverse remote tundra, mountain faces, river gorges and rugged coastlines. We’ll collect tales told by adventurers inside storm-bound tents, perched on wind-blown bivvy ledges, and beside flickering riverside flames. Glance into the souls of women and men inspired by magical Alaskan landscapes.

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Who Are We?

Adele Wiejackza and John Schauer are both Alaskans who are drawn to the 49th state’s vast wilderness, rugged mountains, wild rivers, and hidden trails. Adele is the creative design genius and owner of Live Large Design. John is the crafty technical wizard behind Think Far Beyond. Adele has over a decade of experience as a river, backcountry and dog mushing guide. John has led backpacking and river expeditions in the rugged and remote Brooks Range for over 25 years. Together they envisioned and launched the 49 Faces Project – the creation of an interactive digital book highlighting Alaskans who seek adventure and inspiration in its wildest places.


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