Expedition Alaska: Race Day 1

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The Expedition Alaska Adventure Race is underway! Join the Production Master Class at the University of Cincinnati for video updates from this 390 mile, 7 day, non-stop qualifying race for the Adventure Racing World Series. Twenty teams comprised of the world’s best endurance athletes began this epic and arduous odyssey on June 28 at Eklutna Lake, 40 miles northeast of Anchorage. Day One included a dangerous crossing of the roaring, glacier fed Eklutna river and an arduous 3-mile climb through the Eklutna glacial moraine, climbing approximately 2000 feet. For the next six days, teams will navigate by map and compass through the stunning scenery of the world’s most remote and beautiful terrain in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. The Production Master Class at the University of Cincinnati is both an academic course and experiential learning initiative, that connects an interdisciplinary group of students and faculty at the University of Cincinnati with internationally recognized television and film professionals to produce documentaries that reach a national audience. This year’s production team is comprised of seven UC students from academic programs, at CCM, DAAP and A&S. The students are working in Alaska with two UC Professors and an international cadre of media professionals that includes four UC alumni. To follow the Production Master Class updates throughout, please visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ucgrml13?ref=bookmarks And for more video updates from the race go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOnb46eNxfIydhjVhfnGYJQ To track the progress of the racers and the UC Production Master Class film crew, please visit: http://expeditionak.com/ For daily updates from the Expedition Alaska Adventure Race web site, please visit: http://expeditionak.com/828-2/