Expedition of the year The Great Hike
Last year, Dana Meise set records when he hoofed across the Trans Canada Trail from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, completing his 16,500-kilometre journey on Dec. 17, 2013. In April 2014, Meise started his hike along a portion of the Trail not often travelled, heading north towards the Arctic Ocean.
The 2014-2016 Sedna Epic Expedition
Susan Eaton (team leader), Jill Heinerth, Becky Kagan Schott, Caroline Bain, Charlene Barker, Francoise Gervais, Ruby Banwait, Erika Bergman, Emily Dowding-Smith and Renata Rojas
An all-woman team, led by Susan R. Eaton and including explorer Jill Heinerth, host of the 2014 RCGS
Speaker Series, will mount a 15-day proof-of-concept expedition in July 2014, traveling on a 116-foot expedition vessel from Labrador to Baffin Island, and then across Davis Strait to Disko Bay, Greenland in preparation for the proposed main expedition, an ambitious and challenging snorkel relay of the Northwest Passage during the summer of 2016. During the 2014 reconnaissance expedition, Team Sedna will conduct sea trials of the equipment needed to snorkel the Northwest Passage, demonstrating that snorkelers — using diver propulsion vehicles — can travel great distances in often ice-infested waters.
Jacob Root, Bruno-Pierre Couture, Sebastien Dugas, Marie-Andrée Fortin
Cross-country skiing 2,000 kilometres between Montreal and Kuujjuaq, Que., all the while recording the adventure for a documentary film, the Projet Karibu team aims to enlighten Canadians on the merits of physical activity, the beauty of Quebec and the team’s love of skiing.