JEN OL­SON

Moun­tain guide and climber; nu­mer­ous first as­cents of rock and ice in Canada and around the world; demon­strated ice climb­ing at the 2014 Win­ter Olympics in Sochi.

Canadian Geographic - - EXPLORING CARTOGRAPH­Y - —As told to M.R.

One of my pro­fes­sors in the Univer­sity of Cal­gary out­door pur­suits pro­gram was Bruce Hen­dricks, an ex­cel­lent ath­lete and ice climber. He was a great ed­u­ca­tor and the one per­son who re­ally in­spired me to fol­low this path. But wilder­ness is my num­ber-one in­spi­ra­tion. I love be­ing in na­ture and big beau­ti­ful places. I love look­ing at a line in the moun­tains and then try­ing to put it all to­gether. I love the phys­i­cal move­ment of rock climb­ing, the ad­ven­ture of the chal­lenge.

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