Hiking & Trekking, Winter. Dog Sledding in Nunavut. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on Dog Sledding in Nunavut

Dog Sledding in Nunavut

Canada is a Northern country.  Many may not realize this since most of us live along the Southern edge of the nation, but the geographical center of Canada is near Baker Lake, roughly two hours West of Iqaluit.  There’s a whole lot of Arctic in Canada during the winter. My guilty secret is that despite … Read the article

Garmin. Testing the Garmin InReach SE + Satellite Communicator in Remote Nunavut. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Testing the Garmin InReach SE + Satellite Communicator in Remote Nunavut

Testing the Garmin InReach SE + Satellite Communicator in Remote Nunavut

In the Beginning On expeditions in remote places, safety and being able to communicate is a real concern.  If something happens to you or a member of your team, it brings peace of mind knowing that you can alert someone, and have them contact loved ones and arrange for help if necessary. It doesn’t even … Read the article

Darn Tough. Darn Tough Men’s Merino Wool Socks Reviewed. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Darn Tough Men’s Merino Wool Socks Reviewed

Darn Tough Men’s Merino Wool Socks Reviewed

I love my feet. I also abuse my feet. Last year I biked 16 thousand kilometers, ran 800, and hiked nearly 3400 more. For every one of those kilometers, my feet took the brunt of the abuse, in the cold, the wet, the heat, through blisters, cracked toenails, and all sorts of other things I … Read the article

Hillsound, Icebreaker, Petzl, Running, Salomon. How to Winterize Your Running Routine. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , Leave a comment on How to Winterize Your Running Routine

How to Winterize Your Running Routine

I love to run. I find it relaxing and challenging at the same time, a way to clear my head and provide me with a break from my regular routine on the bike. I try to do it all year round, but I live in Eastern Canada, and running outside in the winter in Eastern … Read the article

Hiking & Trekking, Osprey. Osprey Atmos AG 50 Backpack Reviewed. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on Osprey Atmos AG 50 Backpack Reviewed

Osprey Atmos AG 50 Backpack Reviewed

As an expedition and adventure photographer, I am a lover of all things related to backpacks.  A good backpack needs to be able to multi-task.  It should be able to carry everything I need and provide features that let me do things with the pack that I didn’t know I’d want to originally.  Back in … Read the article

Patagonia. Patagonia Men’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pull Over Reviewed. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Patagonia Men’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pull Over Reviewed

Patagonia Men’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pull Over Reviewed

I had a Patagonia Synchilla fleece before, a long time ago.  It was a pull over like this one, in a green and blue colour that I liked very much.  It had a marsupial pouch in the front that I did not like very much, because aside from keeping my hands warm I couldn’t really … Read the article

Adventure Medical Kits, Black Diamond, Garmin, LifeStraw, MSR, Oakley, Petzl, Pristine, Rab, Suunto, The North Face, Victorinox, VSSL. Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·Footwear·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment on Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget

Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget

Backpacking, especially overnight backpacking, is a pretty amazing thing.  I try to get out as often as I can, even if it’s a place close to home.  Sometimes those are the best ones, when you don’t need to travel far and getting out the door is quick and can happen on a moment’s notice. Still, … Read the article

Travel. A Trip to Nepal in Photos. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on A Trip to Nepal in Photos

A Trip to Nepal in Photos

Nepal has been a place that has long attracted me.  The Himalayas, to be sure, offer no end of photographic opportunities with their huge windswept peaks, spectacular views, and perpetual changing landscape.  I suspected that I would find more than just that when I finally visited, and have tried to go three times now.  My … Read the article

. A Trip to the Faroe Islands in Photos. Posted on Categories Outdoors2 Comments on A Trip to the Faroe Islands in Photos

A Trip to the Faroe Islands in Photos

Last Winter, I spent some time in the northern part of Norway exploring some national parks by dogsled.  When that expedition finished, I flew to Iceland, and spent some time there.  My friend Lars Schneider, on the other hand, decided to head to the Faroe Islands instead.  When we were both finally back home – … Read the article