Dear kayakers, canoeists, paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts of Scotland,
On the 8th of November (next week!) Edinburgh Uni Canoe Club is super excited to be hosting an amazing talk and presentation by professional photographer/white-water paddler/sea paddler Erik Boomer, and Canadian polar adventurer Sarah McNair-Landry. These two arctic adventurers have recently completed a gruelling 65-day expedition across Baffin Island, covering over a 1000km by kayak, ski and foot.
Avoiding crevasses to cross the largest Icecap on Baffin Island, Boomer, Sarah and two friends descended into the Weasel River valley. Here, Boomer did a first descent of the class 5 glacier fed river surrounded by some of the world’s tallest cliffs. This was only the first week on a two-month expedition. At the ocean the team picked up their traditional Inuit style kayaks that they built by hand, and followed old traditional Inuit routes across Baffin. Tidal rapids, portages, snowstorms and polar bears were a few of the many challenges along the way.
Boomer and Sarah will be telling us all about this amazing expedition, and their past adventures that have led them here.
There is a bar at the venue so if you want a chance to let loose and shake your tail feathers EUCC will be living it Large in the pubs and clubs of Edinburgh after the talk!
We hope to see you at 7.30pm, 8th November, at the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh!
Tickets will also be available at the door but may sell out so book now to avoid disappointment!
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EUCC President 2013/14