Lamentably, or perhaps blessedly, mountain-studded Sahtu is the only region of the NWT inaccessible by road. The Mackenzie, swollen by water draining from one-fifth of Canada, cuts its way through here; in places it’s more than 3km wide. On either side of it, baldheaded peaks arise, guarding some of the wildest country – and best hiking and paddling – left in the world.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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