Great Alaskan Railroad Journeys: Skagway to Carcross

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Great Alaskan Railroad Journeys: Skagway to Carcross

Series 4

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Summary

Traversing British Columbia, Michael Portillo arrives in Skagway by seaplane from railwayless Juneau. He then heads further north for Dyea and the Chilkoot trail, which the first gold prospectors hiked a century ago to the Klondike. Among them was author Jack London, whose stories of sled dogs captured the spirit of the gold rush. After continuing his journey by rail along Lake Bennett to Carcross, Michael explores the art of the First Nations and helps to carve a totem pole. Then he's invited to shake his tail feathers in a `grouse' dance.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Michael Portillo
Director Dave Minchin
Series Editor Alison Kreps
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