Po­lar ad­ven­turer and guide; youngest per­son to ski to the South Pole and to reach both poles.

Canadian Geographic - - EXPLORING CARTOGRAPH­Y - —As told to N.W.

When I was a kid grow­ing up in Iqaluit, I wanted to go out on an overnight camp­ing trip on Baf­fin Is­land — just me and my brother. Our par­ents [ad­ven­tur­ers Matty Mc­nair and Paul Landry] agreed, but first we had to prove we were ready — use a stove, set up a tent and overnight on the back porch, com­mu­ni­cate over the ra­dio. Only when we’d shown we could do those things did they let us go. Now, when peo­ple ask me how to pre­pare for an ex­pe­di­tion, I tell them that’s kind of the way you work up to it.

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