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Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration

2018 Recipient - Chic Scott

Mountaineer, mentor, historian and writer

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is recognizing Chic Scott, a world-renowned mountaineer, with the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration for Scott’s contributions to mountaineering culture in Canada and abroad.

Scott is an adventurer, mentor, historian and writer, whose unwavering dedication to the pursuit, exploration, and enjoyment of mountaineering has led him to influence generations of Canadians through his work. As an exploratory ski mountaineer, Chic Scott is recognized internationally for his pioneering feats. He is the author of several award-winning publications, an early proponent of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, and he has opened the world of mountaineering to a wider global audience. 



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