ALONE IN THE WILDERNESS


 Dick Proenneke's simple, yet profound account of his 30 year adventure in the remote Alaska wilderness  in "Alone in the Wilderness". Watch through dick and cabinhis eyes as he documents with his 16mm wind-up Bolex camera, capturing his own amazing craftsmanship, the stunning Alaskan wildlife and scenery and even a visit from his brother Ray (Jake). His epic journey takes you on a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of today's fast-paced society, and is a true breath of fresh air. dick pDick Proenneke retired from his diesel mechanic career in 1967. He spent that summer exploring the Twin Lakes region looking for the ideal site to build a cabin and cutting logs that he would use the next year. Dick Proenneke returned to Twin Lakes on May 21, 1968 and began turning the raw logs into his cabin. He stayed in Spike's cabin during the construction. Dick Proenneke built his cabin using only hand tools, no backhoes, no chainsaws, no electric drill, just hand powered tools. Dick even made many of his tools himself.


Alone in the Wilderness II

Dick Proenneke's simple, yet profound account of his 30 year adventure in the remote Alaska wilderness continues in this sequel to "Alone In The Wilderness."

dick and snowshoesIn the late 1960s, Proenneke built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula, in what is now Lake Clark National Park.

Watch through his eyes as he continues to document with his 16mm wind-up Bolex camera, capturing his own amazing craftsmanship, the stunning Alaskan wildlife and scenery and even a visit from his brother Ray (Jake).

His epic journey takes you on a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of today's fast-paced society, and is a true breath of fresh air.

Dick Proenneke left Twin Lakes for the last time in 1999. He was 82 years old, and the extreme cold and hard physical work were becoming too much for him. His brother Raymond (Jake) convinced Dick to move in with him back in California where Dick spent the remaining 3 years of his life.

Dick Proenneke died April 28, 2003. He donated his cabin to the US Park Service, and it is now part of Lake Clark National Park.

Bob Swerer has taken the best footage from Dick's films and he has created four videos about Dick, "Alone in the Wilderness," "Alaska, Silence and Solitude," "The Frozen North," and now "Alone in the Wilderness, Part Two."

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$60      Book – One Man’s Wilderness

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$70     DVD – Alone in the Wilderness Part 2

$60     Book – One Man’s Wilderness

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Alone in the Wilderness Part 2, Alaska Silence and Solitude,& Frozen North


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