Caroline Van Hemert and Patrick Farrell have climbed, skied, paddled, and explored together for more than 10 years. Many of their adventures have taken them to remote northern landscapes, including Alaska, which they call home. When she is not out exploring, Caroline works as a wildlife biologist in Alaska. Most of her research focuses on Arctic and sub-Arctic birds. Patrick owns a design-and-build company with emphasis on green building techniques. Check out more stories and photos about their recent expedition at