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Last summer, I was having a discussion with two of my best friends about how we wanted to go on an adventure.
The three of us shared a passion for the outdoors gained through childhoods spent in the Rockies. Our experiences as kids who hiked, climbed, canoed and explored the outdoors around Canmore had not only given us an appreciation for nature, but shaped the people we had become. Daniel Robb is an extreme outdoor adventurer and guide as well as one of the few people to complete the Great Divide ski traverse between Jasper and Lake Louise. Spencer Taft is a Master’s ecology student at the University of Alberta and is currently working on ways to mitigate the pine beetle epidemic. I am on the National Whitewater Kayak Slalom team and when I’m not away competing, I’m literally immersed in the beauty of the Canadian Rockies.
Our conversation about adventure turned into a conversation about the environment.
Then the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline was brought up. (The pipeline, if approved, will carry bitumen from the tar sands of northern Alberta to the B.C. coast where it will be loaded onto tankers and shipped to Asia.) The three of us were against the proposal because of the sensitive ecosystems which could be devastated if the pipeline leaked or if one of the tankers sank in the treacherous narrow passageways between the pipeline’s end and the open ocean.
We suddenly realized that these topics of adventure and environmental concern were related. The area through which the tankers would have to ship the oil is one of the most wild and beautiful areas in the world. It is the largest temperate rainforest on the planet, covering mountains which rise directly out of the Pacific. We decided that this place was an ideal setting for the adventure we wanted and an opportunity to discover and share the wonder of one of the most wild places left in the world before irrevocable decisions are made about its future.
In September, we found ourselves leaving civilization behind and paddling out into the Great Bear Rainforest with supplies and excitement we hoped would last eight days…
And at least the excitement did.