Proud to have climbed Mount Washington Saturday April 3 & 4 with Foundation Esprit de Corps Single Parent program Team Cohort 9. Hurricane force winds 75-100mph (120-150km) forced us to turn around just before the summit. The team showed such strength of will and determination under very difficult conditions and they are a brilliant example…Details
As a polar explorer and expedition guide, I’ve completed more polar expeditions than any other American in history. In 2006, I completed the first ever summer expedition to the North Pole. In 2010, I completed a world record expedition to the South Pole, North Pole, and top of Mt. Everest within a 365 day period.…Details
Great back-country skiing today in the Laurentians in light powder snow
Another Great Success on Mount Washington Esprit de Corps Foundation Single Parents program cohort 8 last weekend March 13 – 15 successfully summitted Mount Washington in blizzard winter conditions. Friday afternoon we hiked up to the Hermit Lake Shelters and camped overnight. Saturday we started early at 6:30am climbing up the steep Lion’s Head…Details
DareToReach.ca has been invited to participate and submit 3 videos to the 2015 Garifuna Film Festival International in Venice Beach, California. Mission: Garifuna Film Festival will allow Garifuna as well as all indigenous people and cultures to showcase the art of preserving the Garifuna culture including all indigenous cultures thru film documentaries art ,music…Details
Wonderful weekend with climbing teammates from Everest & Cho Oyu at the American Alpine Club 2015 Annual Benefit Dinner in NYC.
Teammates: Jason Vandalen, Tim Igo, Mike Hamill & Greg Vernovage.
Alejandra Villagra last year summitted Mount Vinson with Jason and likewise Oksana Galchanskaya summitted Mount Kosciusko with Tim.
With Reinhold Messner who is considered “the greatest climber in history” at the American Alpine Club – Annual Benefit Dinner Weekend. Messner was the keynote speaker entitled ‘Moving Mountains’. He is a mountaineer, adventurer, explorer, and he is renowned for making the first solo ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen and for being the…Details
Great morning speaking to the students at Ecole St. Barthélemy about the importance in life of having dreams, setting goals, healthy lifestyle and confidence to pursue anything they want in life. Cheers to each and every one of them for their inspiring questions.
Canadian Climbing History has been made in the Himalayas 24-May-2014 On May 18th at 8:39 Nepal time, Monique Richard of Montréal, Quebec and Al Hancock of Edmonton, Alberta summited Makalu the fifth highest mountain in the world, at the same time becoming the first Canadians to do so in the history of the Himalayas.…Details
Great day, but more importantly, great friends Martin Husar and Marc-Antoine Laporte and me snowshoeing from Mont Olympia to the Mountain Cross Lookout and back in ideal cool sunny December weather. Of course a caffé latté in St. Sauveur on the way back. Keeping in shape and enjoying the great pleasures of Nature.
Foundation Esprit de Corps challenge with 19 single parents. Remarkable strength of character to push through their limits to summit Mt. Washington in winter conditions and to realize what determination, focus and hard work can achieve. Team effort, team spirit and the passion of the coaches made this a reality. Bravo gang.