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Mt. Lucania 2♀21 | Yukon

Updated: Oct 12, 2021

An all-women ascent of Mt. Lucania (5226m), Canada’s third tallest peak

Mt. Lucania (5226m), Canada’s third tallest peak, is notoriously windy and cold. Nestled deep in the Yukon’s Kluane National Park and Reserve, this seldom-visited peak has only been climbed by less than a handful of women, and never by an all-female team. The two-person team, Marceau and Capozzola, will attempt to be the first women to do so. This will be Pascale’s second attempt at Mt. Lucania.

Mt. Lucania lies 65km north of its famous neighbour, Mt. Logan - Canada’s tallest mountain. Due to its remoteness and harsh weather, this lesser-known peak is rarely climbed. Through captivating imagery and story-telling, we hope to inspire others to follow their dreams. Fostering an appreciation for Canada’s wild places is also very close to our hearts and naturally, we naturally aim to boost Canadian women’s mountaineering renown too. What better way to do so than on our home turf, amongst Canada’s breathtaking giants!

The duo aims to empower women to tackle extreme projects. If successful, Pascale and Eva will be the first all-female team to climb Canada’s 3rd tallest mountain. Research is currently on-going to confirm if they will also be the first Canadian women to climb Mt. Lucania.

Both women have fascinating stories to tell.

Pascale Marceau: Transitioning from a mid-career corporate world to a life of simplicity and balance, Pascale’s goal is also to inspire folks of one’s ability to pursue their passions, at any point in their life. Pascale embodies her life motto that it’s ALWAYS worth taking that chance, the result is never disappointing.

Eva Capozzola: Eva lives to capture images that inspire inquiry into our own humanity with deep curiosity, critical thinking and heart. She brings a photojournalistic soul to her work documenting climbing, outdoor adventures and expeditions. She loves every moment out in the field, from hauling heavy gear to ascending lines, braving elements and navigating complex terrain right alongside the athletes in every endeavor she photographs. For Eva, this experience is not only about how difficult or technical the objective is, it is about moving through the terrain as a team - trusting and relying on each other as they navigate the unknown.

DATES: Due to COVID-19, the 2020 expedition was postponed to 2021. The duo is aiming to fly onto the Upper Donjek glacier in mid-April and will have supplies for a 22-day expedition.

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