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Expeditions

2012 Expeditions

Klondike gold rush photographic canoe trip down the Yukon River
Allen Macartney

Allen Macartney explores the geography of the Klondike gold rush, visiting ghost towns, photographing gold rush relics and retracing the steps and paddle strokes of an estimated 30,000 gold prospectors.

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Arctic Jubilee expedition
Antony Jinman, David Buckley, James Gudjonson, Johnny Issaluk, Oli Milroy, Thomas Perriment and Benjamin Shearn

These explorers are celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II atop Mount Barbeau, the highest peak on the Queen Elizabeth Islands in the Canadian Arctic.

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A passage through ice
Nicolas Peissel, Edvin Buregren, Rana Ghose and Morgan Peissel

Nicolas Peissel, Edvin Buregren, Morgan Peissel and Rana Ghose are going to explore a new route across the Arctic through the melting ice cap.

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Agguanittuq journey
Bob Saunders, Sandy Briggs, Susan Saunders and Christopher Shank

This is the final leg in a journey that has spanned six years. Chris Shank and Bob Saunders conceived the idea of touring the low Arctic while kayaking on the west coast of British Columbia. Beginning from their homes in Calgary and nearby Cochrane, Alta. they hoped to travel as much as possible in a self-sustained and self-powered manner.

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Kitturiaq expedition
Frank Wolf and Todd McGowan

Documentary filmmaker and writer Frank Wolf and a fellow canoeing enthusiast travelled 620 kilometres from Nain, NL to Kangiqsualujjuaq, Que., documenting their journey through film and articles.

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Coppermine River expedition
Stef Superina, Jesse Coleman, Max Flomen, Jonathan Metcalfe, Andrew Stachiw and Seth Wotten

Six avid canoeists will paddle from Yellowknife, N.W.T. to Kugluktuk, NU, developing educational materials along the way to bring the journey to Canadian classrooms.

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Mount Saskatchewan Climb
Steve Whittington, Jeffrey Dmytrowich, Wren Rabut and Sam Unger

The Centennial Range in Kluane National Park and Reserve was named on the 100th anniversary of Confederation and has a peak named after each of Canada’s provinces and territories. Steve Whittington and three fellow climbers attempted to summit the only unconquered peak, 3,500-metre Mount Saskatchewan.

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