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Viking Ship
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The Dream
Before the Launch
  Cast and Crew
  · Lisa Lattes
  · Barclay Jackson
  · Hodding Carter
  · Terry Moore, Captain
  · Robert Stevens, Master Boatbuilder
  · John Abbott
  · Doug Cabot
  · Homer Williams
  · Dean Plager
  · John Gardner
  - Allison Hepler
 
Getting Ready
  · The Food
  · The Gear
 
Reports from Greenland
  The Game
On the Voyage


Cast and Crew


John Abbott


John Abbott, 32, has been a connoisseur of adventure since childhood. Currently he is the Outdoor Programs Specialist at the University of Vermont in Burlington. That qualification earned him a place on the crew of Viking Voyage 1000 as the expedition's wilderness expert. Last winter, Abbott continued to pursue adventure by scaling a 19,635 foot-tall volcano in Ecuador and skiing through back-country in northern Quebec.

Last year, this year

John is typically circumspect about last summer's Viking Voyage 1000 experience: "It becomes more obvious to me each time I recount last summer's adventures that in essence our voyage was the trial sail we never got to make. I'm confident that we did the best we could, and made the best decisions possible in each difficult situation. This year, I'm really looking forward to getting the job done!"