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Wilderness Team Ready to Take on Canada’s Rivers

Date: June 15, 2021
Approximate GPS Location: (68.63°N, 95.84°W)

The Canada north to south team set off from the Inuit town of Resolute in early May to take on the second segment of their epic journey.

They had endured brutal conditions during the first segment but found that conditions improved quickly as they made their way down through the Arctic Archipelago. Spring weather helped their sleds and skis to glide over the ice more easily and made enduring the wind significantly easier.

However, not everything went their way. They slogged through white-out conditions for the majority of their 24-day journey from Resolute to the hamlet of Gjoa Haven. With no natural features to navigate by, and white skies, they found it hard to judge distance and time.

It was only during the last few days that the sun broke through. The team took advantage of the sun’s re-emergence to take some photos and have a well-deserved rest day.

Arriving in Gjoa Haven, the team took a few days to recover and are now setting out on their next stage. They have left behind their extreme arctic gear and will now be dragging canoes. Team member Jacob Racine has also left them, with Philippe Voghel-Robert and Etienne Desbois joining Moreau and Roulx for the canoe portion of their trip.

The new team will first have to trek 50 miles to the mainland before making their way to a series of inland rivers and lakes.

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update history

After two tough months, Canada team swap canoes for bicycles

October 11, 2021 // Canada North to South

Leaving the Tundra, Canadian Team Reach Lake Kasba

September 14, 2021 // Canada North to South

An Unexpected Departure as the Team Arrives at Baker Lake

July 29, 2021 // Canada North to South

Heatwaves and White Water

July 14, 2021 // Canada North to South

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