Kamila Kielar

Howdy, Patchwork here! Adventurer and far north specialist with years spent in Alaska, Canada, and Lapland on adventures and research. Solo kayaked on Pacific waters in British Columbia, Canada in search of spirit bears, the rarest species of bears in the world. Solo biked through Yukon in winter, Alaska, Kamchatka, done XC skiing adventures in Northwest Territories, solo hiked Pacific Crest Trail. Stayed with Canadian/Alaskan trappers, biologists, and rangers.Titled Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic (Polish edition) and awarded with Colossus / Kolos (the most prestigious travel award in the country).Journalist and podcaster. Public speaker and storyteller at the biggest travel festivals, events, and conferences.Furthermore, naturalist, bear behaviorist and wildlife photographer.

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Bald Eagles Over Dry Feet

Bald Eagles Over Dry Feet

My comfort on the trail isn't defined by dry feet, no scratches on the legs, or lack of heavy breathing. Feeling comfortable while hiking means

Jun 14, 2023 : Kamila Kielar
How to stand on your feet. Literally.

How to stand on your feet. Literally.

I was laying on the couch in mid-January and was afraid of even thinking about thru-hiking CDT. That thought could force me to face the fact that

Apr 28, 2023 : Kamila Kielar
My Favourite Hiking Reads That You Don’t Find in Popular Rankings

My Favourite Hiking Reads That You Don’t Find in Popular Rankings

Is this ranking of hiking books subjective? Of course. Are there listed books that I strongly believe are eye-opening and will add value to your own

Feb 15, 2023 : Kamila Kielar
The Big Eight. My Reasons To Hike the CDT

The Big Eight. My Reasons To Hike the CDT

It’s the beginning of the third month of sitting on the couch and barely moving. Since mid-October, I cumulatively walked 8 miles and that’s not even

Dec 21, 2022 : Kamila Kielar
New Trail, New Blogger, But the Same Patchwork

New Trail, New Blogger, But the Same Patchwork

Cześć, I'm Kamila Kielar, on the trails better known as Patchwork.If you ended up here probably you are curious about the CDT, my chosen trail

Nov 21, 2022 : Kamila Kielar