"I have often been asked how people coming from tropical climes
could bear the rigours of the extreme Arctic weather. It is really
remarkable how human beings can accommodate themselves to various
surroundings as they wander over the face of the earth."
- Bishop Isaac O. Stringer, April 1928
When Bishop Stringer spoke these words, perhaps he was thinking
back to the fall of 1909 and his perilous trip across the Mackenzie
Mountains that left him near death and earned him the dubious nickname
"The Bishop Who Ate His Boots."