Park City, UT (PRWEB) January 4, 2006
Outlander Expeditions announces its plans to locate, explore and introduce explorers to The Walrus Graveyard. The adventure travel company will combine inquisitive tourists with experienced scientists to uncover a natural phenomenon in Alaska.
Inland from the Bering Sea, beyond the Alaskan coast, currents, topography and time have created one of nature’s greatest mysteries: The Walrus Graveyard.
Collecting on and under the frozen tundra, the ivory tusks and fossilizing bones bear witness to hundreds of years’ worth of animals. Still relatively unknown and unstudied, the Graveyard serves as the final resting place for this magnificent species.
As remarkable as the discovery is, the phenomenon surrounding the walruses’ journey to their final resting place is the true unknown.
Beginning June 3, 2006, amateur adventure travelers can join Outlander Expeditions’ band of intrepid explorers and science team as they trek though the wilderness of Alaska and dive the waters of the Bering Sea in search of clues to solve the mysteries behind The Walrus Graveyard.
“I can remember sitting and watching TV when I was a little kid, and seeing all these things that were happening as far away as Egypt, and people were recovering treasure off the coasts of Florida. I remember thinking how cool it would be to be a part of something like that. But at the time, there just weren’t any opportunities to participate,” said Gordon Hunsucker, founder and owner of Outlander Expeditions.
The search for the Graveyard is that chance, as well as the beginning of a new journey and direction for Outlander Expeditions: developing professionally guided, scientific research expeditions. By combining tourism with scientific research and exploration, the past of the world opens up for more historical recovery, says Hunsucker.
Adventurous travelers experience an adrenaline-filled vacation, with something more to show than a sunburn or eight extra pounds; participating archeologists and scientists gain possibilities for research and scientific studies otherwise out of reach.
Archeologist Dr. Phillip Wright will head up a team of scientists and researchers on this expedition and will work side-by-side with travelers to unlock the secrets of the Walrus Graveyard.
Also accompanying the team is Documentary Cinematographer Paul Mockler and his film crew, who will record the discoveries and difficulties of the journey.
The expedition is likely to discover other artifacts, such as glass balls from Japanese fishing nets and remains of the wooly mammoths, as they deal with the ever-changing spring weather and unpredictable wildlife inhabitants.
Tourists will travel to Anchorage to begin the expedition, then continue to base camp aboard a landing craft. The tented accommodations at base camp combine the amenities of a comfortable vacation with the excitement of an exploratory expedition, with the combination creating an intimate adventure with a purpose.
Outlander Expeditions specializes in professionally guided scientific research expeditions and adventure travel. We offer unique excursions to the exotic four corners of the world providing you with thrilling adventure, unparallel natural beauty and the chance of discovery. Experience all this world has to offer; join us as we follow adventure into the unknown.
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