With special thanks to the excellent lead provided by anon1akacolby
, we are now able to definitively
confirm the TAR 12 Alaska leg.
We know that the leg was filmed on July 29, 2007
. (And since we also know
that the race was completed no later than August 3 and probably a day or so earlier, that makes this one of the last possible legs.)
The leg was filmed in the Chugach National Forest
(thanks to puddin for the link!), on the Twenty Mile River and on the Twenty Mile River Glacier.
Teams travelled on the Twenty Mile River in boats provided by Glacier Jet, starting at Glacier Jets' launch site
(eyewitness source). See a sample river tour video HERE
(thanks Slowhatch for the links!). Sample River photos here
They did an ice climb on the Twenty Mile River Glacier with technical support provided by The Ascending Path
. (link thanks to Colby!)
(Thanks to Chateau for the glacier picture!)
Sample glacier ice climbing pictures HERE
Air support to the glaciers was provided by Alpine Air
, which again thanks to Slowhatch, we know that WRP used in TAR 2 also. We believe that the teams were lifted from the river to the glaciers, although this sequence is not yet entirely confirmed.
Film permits were granted for all of the locations.
(Special thanks to kogs for all the weeks of detective work!)
And I couldn't have done it without the help of the whole RFF team: including puddin, Slowhatch, Chateau, Colby, and kogs