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