Old 10,000 Miles on Two Wheels, 2006



Troys published articles and adventure journal

Around the World on New Years Eve
A unique way to spend New Year’s Eve
Originally published in the Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa. December 31, 1997.

Living Simply in Siple Dome
Delays and adventures in Antarctica

Antarctic Solstice
Originally published in the Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa. June 25, 1998.

Flying High in Australia
Paragliding in the Australian sun

Riding on the Edge
A tale of mountain biking in Alaska

Dueling with Denali
Doing battle with North America’s highest peak.

Biking in Paradise
A 100 mile winter race in remote Alaska

Close Call on Moose’s Tooth
A solid attempt and a close call on Moose’s Tooth in the Alaska Range

Mt. Marathon
Second oldest and most grueling foot race in the country

One Step at a Time
Precarious steps up pristine Mt. Alice

Andes Dreams
Lessons well learned on South America’s highest peak

Traveling to the Ends of the Earth: Ushuaia
Road tripping to the ends of the Earth

It is not Reality, its Reality TV
Making it through the first round of Global Extremes
Originally published in the Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa, March 28, 2004.

African Extremes
Global Extremes in the Kalahari Desert
Originally published in the Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa, April 4th, 2004.

Costa Rican Bliss
Global Extremes in the heart of Costa Rica
Originally published in the Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa, April 11th, 2004.

Icelandic Dreams
Global Extremes in Iceland
Originally published in the Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa, April 18th, 2004.

Big Decisions on the World’s Highest Peak
Originally published in the Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa, April 25th, 2004.

It’s Never Too Late
Lessons to learn from our elders.

Jamaica Calling
An unexpected outcome in Jamaica

Dead End Roads
Sometimes a Dead End Road is just what is needed

Bering Strait
Trying to bear the Strait

Bering Odyssey
Sixty Miles on the Bering Strait

Traveling through life on a BMW
A motorcycle odyssey through Central America

Pioneer Peak

A wild climb on a wild peak in the Chugach Range, Alaska

The Love/Hate Relationship onboard the Belgica

A web entry from the Belgica Antarctic expedition describing life on board a 47’sailing yacht

Birthday on board the Belgica in Antarctica

A short web entry about celebrating yet another birthday in the Antarctic

Alone Along the Alcan

3600 miles of open road leading back to Iowa.


Icelandic Outside Magazine article about Alaska featuring Troy’s writing and photography.

A Long Day Out

In my 40s now a fourteen hour hike in the Chugach Range tests my endurance. 

Another Date with the Strait

Yet another attempt on the Bering Strait.

Tough Times on the

Harding Icefield

Account of a kite expedition crossing the Harding Icefield in 2012.

Wild Times on the

Bagley Icefield

Epic kiteski expedition crossing the Bagley Icefield in 2013.

Baseball In Your Blood

One day in Iowa hitting baseballs with my Dad.


Troy in the News             Magazine Covers

Feature article and stories in the January/February 2018 Last Frontier Magazine.  Click here to see it.

Featured photographs in the 2017, January/February issue of The Last Frontier Magazine.  Click here.

The latest article about baseball and my Dad from the Telegraph Herald, September 18th, 2016. Click here.

Telegraph Herald article on Box 10.  October 1st, 2014.

BMW ON – Owners News – September 2014.

Cycle World Magazine – September 2014. 

Back page photo in the Nome Nugget.  July 3rd, 2014.

Victory University newsletter about a presentation in Melbourne for a group of AVID students.  Read it here.

Isle Properites Realty website banner…..Troy Kiteboarding in Guam in 2014.  Click here to see it.

The 2014 United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association calender features an image of mine. December.  Click here to see it.

The new poster boy on the Aerostich motivational poster.  See it here.  Fall Supplement 2013.

November 2013 issue of Signature Luxury Travel and Lifestyle magazine in Austalia. Click here to see the two page spread.

Images from the Belgica Expedition were selected to hang in the Salamanca Wharf Hotel in Hobart Australia.  Check them out next time you are in Hobart!!  All images by Laurent Dick. 

Three of my images were selected for the 2013 United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association official calendar. Click here to see the calendar images. 

Ozone news on the Bagley expedtion, Spring 2013.

University of Northern Iowa Business Magazine 2013.  Pages 4-9.  Article by Robert Waller. 

Ocean Rodeo Facebook Banner – Turnagain Arm Images.  February 2013.

Telegraph Herald Ads for Life On The Edge, November 2012.

Blog post for Kokatat, November 2012.

Editorial by my Editor for Life On The Edge, December 20th, 2012.

Interview for the Telegraph Herald for Life on the Edge.  December, 18th, 2012.

Kiteboarding Magazine September 2011 – Bering the Strait.  A recap piece about kiteboarding on the Bering Strait and the Russians successful crossing this summer.

Kiteboarding Magazine January 2011.  Two pages about the kiteboarding expedtion to the Bering Strait.

What’d Ya Know – Troy gets a special mention on Michael Felmans radio show. October 16th, 2010.

Kiteboarders End Bid to Cross Bering Strait.

Anchorage Daily News, September 25th, 2010.

Duo Attempts to Cross Bering Strait by Kiteboard.

Anchorage Daily News, August 7th, 2010.

Ozone Blog –  Ozone kite sponsor blog posting about kiting on the Arctic ocean. 

Troy is now an Ozone team rider.

Kokatat Blog – Kokatat sponsor blog posting for North Bound Quest expedition training.

Kiteboarding – Online article about our attempt to cross the Bering Strait kiteboarding.

Twenty Minutes Online January 2009 article in Europe about Bering Strait Kiteboarding expedition.

Kiteboarding Magazine May 2009.  One page spread in Kiteboarding featuring Troy called “This is Your Life”

Pulse Magazine January 2009. The Iceman Cometh.

Alaska Geographic Ad in the program for The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.  An Evening with Ken Burns.

Kiteboarding Magazine January 2009.  One page spread documenting the first time anyone has ever kiteboarded the Bore tide in Alaska. 

Turnagain Times November 20, 2008.  Short article in this local Alaska newspaper documenting Troy’s epic kiteboarding session on Turnagain Arm’s infamous session on the bore wave.  See the gallery for more images. 

Niebrugge Images August 2008

Photo blog from Seward based photographer Ron Niebrugge trying to capture Troy Kiteboarding the Bore tide in Alaska.

Kiteboarding Magazine July 2008

Article Troy wrote documenting his experience of being the first person in history to Kiteboard in Antarctic waters during the Belgica expedition.

Kitboarding Magazine May 2008

Two page photo spread about Kiteboarding in Antarctica on the Belgica expedition.

Velocity Nation

Online article about Troy’s Fisher Mountain bike. October 2007.

Australian National TV Appearance

9am with Dave and Kim. November 2007.

(this is a large file so may take a long time to download)

The Road Less Traveled

Anchorage Press profile of Troy. October 25, 2007.

Adventurers want to cross Bering Strait

Associated Press article about plans to cross the Bering Strait.

Across the Bering Strait
Anchorage Daily News. March 2, 2005.

Mount Everest a Reality TV goal
Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa. February 1, 2003.

Troy has appeard in the following media:

ABC primetime TV

ABC Wide World of Sports

Outdoor Life Network – Global Extremes

Sports Illustrated

Rock and Ice Magazine – June 1, 2003

Readers Digest

Climbing Magazine

TV Guide

Telegraph Herald

Des Moines Register

The Associated Press

The Nome Nugget 2005 & 2014

The Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage Press

Anchorage Daily News

VUE 365

The Poles.com

Velocity Nation.com

Australian National TV

ABC Radio

Outside Radio Network

Radio – KDTH, KAT FM, KGRR, WVRE, Voices of the Tri-States, KXGE, WQPT, KIYX, WPVL


Illinois Public Television

The Alaska Star

The Fairbanks Newsminer

Coast Magazine

The Milepost

Perspectives Talk Show

Alaska Magazine

Chugach National Forest Ad campaign

Kiteboarding Magazine – May 2008, July 2008, January 2009,

                                         May 2009, January 2011.

The Kiteboarder Australia – April 2008

Cool4Antarctica video game experience

Turnagain Times – October 2, 2008

Pulse Magazine – January 9-23, 2009

365Ink Magazine – January 8-21, 2009

Dyersville Commerical – January 7, 2009

Michael Feldmans What’d Ya Know, Radio Show, October 2010.

University of Northen Iowa Business Magazine 2013

Signature Luxury Travel and Lifestyle Magazine, November 2013

Salamanca Wharf Hotel in Hobart Australia – 2013

BMW Owners Magazine

Cycle World Magazine – September 2014

Troys photos and writing has appeard in the following media:

Telegraph Herald – Dubuque, Iowa.

Cabela’s – 1998

John Deere Journal – September 2003

Chinook Medical Gear Inc. Cataloge

UNI Alumni Journal

Utivera – January 2006


Anchorage Press

All Iowa Sports

Alaska Comprehensive System of School Assesment Field Test

In the Wake of the Belgica.com


Kiteboarding Magazine

The Kiteboarder – Australia

Turnagain Times – November 20, 2008

Aerostich Rider Wearhouse catalog April 2010, Fall Supplement 2013

Life On The Edge – Book by Troy Henkels

United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Calendar, 2013 & 2014

Cross Country – # 157, February/March 2015.  Into The Wild, by Wil Brown

The Midland Times – March 4th, 2016

Cinematography Credits:

Swept Away – Adrift Between Alaska and Siberia

a documentary by Filip De Ryke

In The Wake of the Beligca – Contemporary Adventures in a World Upside Down

a documentary by Simon Arazi

Ecotone – short film by Piet Goddaer/Ozark Henry and Johnny Steenbeke

White Shadows – From Idea to Tourism, the Myth of Antarctica. 

A documentary by Didier Volckaert

The North Bound Quest – Walking the Last Degree .

A film by Pieter Goethals documenting a group who walked the Last Degree.