Sarah McNair-Landry, Eric McNair-Landry, Erik Boomer, Katherine Breen
Sarah McNair-Landry, Eric McNair-Landry, Erik Boomer and Katherine Breen are putting their craftsmanship to the test. They’ll travel from Qikiqtarjuaq to Cape Dorset, Nunavut, using only traditional-style Inuit kayaks they’ve built themselves.
New Land Expedition
Hugh Dale-Harris, John Huston, Kyle O’Donoghue, Toby Thorleifsson
Powered by dogs and muscle, a four-man international team comprised of Hugh Dale-Harris, John Huston, Kyle O’Donoghue, Toby Thorleifsson will trek 1,000 kilometres across Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, following in the footsteps — and ski tracks — of Norwegian explorer Otto Sverdrup.
Nicholaus Vieira, Charles Yonge, Adam Walker, Christian Stenner, Diana Kirkwood, Kathleen Graham, Jeremy Bruns, Charlene Barker, Gavin Elsely
Nicholaus Vieira will lead a team of eight adventurers as they descend into the depths of the Mount Tupper cave system in British Columbia’s Glacier National Park, through a spring known as Raspberry Rising. Over the next two years, the team will do whatever it takes — from cave diving to climbing active waterfalls — to map this barely explored part of the Rocky Mountains.
Again River Waterfall Expedition
Last year Adam Shoalts discovered an unmapped waterfall on Quebec’s nearly 100-kilometre-long Again River, when he was swept over its edge in his canoe. This August he’s returning to survey it and six other previously unknown waterfalls.
The Canadian Arctic Project: Into the Melting Ice
Nicolas Peissel, Daniel Byers, Yann Robiou du Pont
Nicolas Peissel, whose voyage through the Northwest Passage was featured in the April issue of Canadian Geographic, is returning to the Arctic with two other explorers this summer to sail a never-before-accessible route and document melting sea ice.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Into Melting Ice expedition will not go forward this year. The team hopes to return to the Arctic in 2014.