I had the pleasure of being the evening’s feature speaker at the Explorer’s Club Dinner in Toronto on Friday September 28th, 2017. I delivered my presentation of Rowing the Northwest Passage to a packed room of fellow Canadian explorers, many of whom were Explorer’s Club members themselves.
I was honored to be become a member of the Explorer’s Club in 2009 after my world-record ski to the South Pole. Founded in New York City in 1094, The Explorer’s Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space. The Club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon.
I had the privilege of carrying the Explorer’s Club flag on my Northwest Passage expedition in 2013 carrying Flag #123 from Thor Heyerdahl’s famous Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947.
At the Friday evening event I delivered my presentation of Rowing the Northwest Passage to a packed room of fellow Canadian explorers. The keynote explored the challenges of undertaking an expedition into the unknown and highlighting the profound changes happening in the Arctic. The presentation was a tremendous success with a number of attendees congratulating me on delivering the best presentations they had seen at the Explorer’s Club.