Self-shot and edited while cycling around the world, this short film charts cyclist Ben Page’s journey into the Canadian Arctic as he completed his bike ride up the American continent. v
Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, I sought an adventure of perfect solitude. Yet, Page came to realize, the harsh truths of traveling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romantic images I’d held of this land.
The Frozen Road is an honest reflection on Page’s solo trip of the wonder, terror and frustration he experienced when riding through the unforgiving emptiness of one of the world’s ‘last great wildernesses’.
In total, Page pedaled and pushed his way across five continents covering more than 25,000 miles.
As Page faced the final leg of this massive journey from the tip of South America, he decided to explore beyond the initial edge of his map.
So he embarked upon cycling across Canada’s remote and frozen Yukon Territory to the Arctic Sea.
There, Page came to experience what it was truly like to travel alone through a territory of great emptiness.
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