Arctic Awe 2023
Rekindling a Sense of Wonder in Canada’s Far North
A 650km, 7-week ski journey in Canada’s High Arctic from Ellesmere Island to Devon Island raising awareness on the benefits of experiencing awe.
Our society lives in a state of overstimulation. We are bombarded with so much information that it has become a full-time job to sift through the noise. As we become more reliant on gadgets and apps, we find ourselves increasingly disconnected from our bodies, our communities, and our surroundings. Our modern lives have cut us off from something important…nature. Periodically, one must disconnect, seek out nature, and surrender to a childlike sense of wonder. We aim to experience and share awe in some of Canada’s most breathtaking topography, teeming with incredible wildlife and rich culture.
This expedition will commence in Ausuittuq (Grise Fiord) on Ellesmere Island and ski south toward Devon Island. We will then round the east coast of Devon Island and head back to Ausuittuq via the Devon Ice Cap.
Radio Canada | Culture et confiture: Pensées et émotions avant le départ pour le Nunavut - à écouter!
Honoured to share some stories on the Canadian Geographic Explore Podcast. Listen in!
If we don’t have awe, wonder, feel passion inside – then what do we have?