Adventure Journal – Kathleen River

Nestled under the jagged black peaks of Kluane National Park flows the wild Kathleen River. Its glowing turquoise waters pour out of a trap door hidden in a corner of Rainbow Lake, and it tumbles through with spectacular views that … Read More

Taking Photos from a Bus

The best thing about traveling on a bus is the massive windows that expose you to some of the most breathtaking scenery you will ever see. It unfolds before you in a seemingly never ending carpet of beautiful textured nature … Read More

Nahanni Interview and Gallery

For the first time since the successful conclusion of the 2015 Nahanni Expedition, I am honored to talk with John Lee Dumas on his podcast,
Saturday, August 29th, 2015

The 2015 Nahanni Expedition traveled 280 miles through some of the largest … Read More

Expedition Success!

We were cornered by city-sized forest fires so catastrophic they put the entire country into a state of emergency. Parks Canada’s instructions were simple; stay put, check in often. Our location was the middle of nowhere, otherwise known as one … Read More

Expedition Starts, Follow on Trek Tech

This is it! After 8 months of planning and a lifetime of dreaming, we are off! And while I am away…
I am honored to introduce Zach and Allie of who will be helping you keep up with the expedition … Read More

Official Sponsor: Goal Zero

Goal Zero is a company that deserves exceptional praise because of how involved it is with the community from the very bottom all the way to the top. Three years ago when I called them to support my company EXP … Read More

Made it to the Yukon!

After 5 DAYS ON A BUS, I finally made it to the Yukon!
Taking a day off until an update with some photos of where I am!

Please check out our gear sponsors who make this expedition possible!
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Traveling Productively: My Mobile Headquarters


Traveling by bus has major advantages that give you an office with the most incredible view. Unlike an airplane, you are low enough to the ground that you get phone signal and most buses have outlets now. This means that … Read More

Official Gear Sponsor: Granite Gear

Granite Gear’s products have accompanied some of the world’s best explorers to the furthest and most challenging environments. Born in the Boundary Waters, a network of wild waterways between Minnesota and Ontario, the company got started by two camping buddies … Read More

SPOT Live Tracking on Trek Tech

The first leg of the journey is about to start, the bus ride across America. This is a perfect opportunity to test out the SPOT Gen3 Tracking device and the live tracking map.

The map will be hosted at Trek Tech … Read More

Official Gear Sponsor: Immersion Research

As a surfer, I’ve got a wetsuit that’s suitable for cold water… but not all day, every day for almost three weeks straight!
I reached out to Immersion Research with a request to help prepare me for this trip and I … Read More

How to Press Release

Alright, so you’ve got yourself an expedition, now it’s time to get the word out with an expedition press release.
What is a press release?
Basically, this is a document that is delivered to a journalist or editor of a publication and … Read More

Expedition Featured on Adventure Inspired

Katie Levy and I met years ago when we both signed up to be volunteer guides for what would become the largest adventure group in Philadelphia. She and I shared a great passion for the outdoors as well as a … Read More

Official Gear Sponsor: Trek Tech

If I am James Bond, then Trek Tech is my Q. Over the past two years they have excitedly sent me gear that may as well have a “flamethrower switch” as the founder discovers products like the flashlight that can … Read More

Cirque of the Unclimbables

One of the most incredible climbing meccas on earth is also one of the most unreachable, unknown, and aptly named Unclimbable; the Cirque of the Unclimbables. Home to the Lotus Flower, one of the peaks featured in the famous book … Read More

Official Gear Sponsor: SPOT

Exploring is one of the most incredible yet hazardous activities we as a species do, and we are fortunate companies like SPOT have made it their mission to keep us safe.
The reality is that when we travel into the wilderness, … Read More

Across Canada by Bus

5 days and 4,700 some odd miles all on a bus is the preferred method of travel for my first expedition. Most people would opt for the slightly-more-expensive-by-about-$100 flight that takes only 12 hours with layovers over the 105 hours … Read More

Official Gear Sponsor: Stanley

Food in the wilderness is one of the major vulnerabilities of exploring. As humans, we need to eat every day, preferably more than once. The problem is, food spoils quickly, attracts animals, and is difficult to store because we need … Read More

OVRHD Interactive Boat Composition


Expeditions are unique in that they are a combination of some of the most basic techniques and tools, and at the same time the most cutting edge technology. With that being said, we are proud to be working with OVRHD, … Read More

I Am Not A SuperHero

Last week I wrote about things going wrong, and that is just part of the ride. The other part is the emotional roller-coaster and moments come when you feel the ground underneath you dissolve.
I said I would talk about the … Read More

Blessing and Curse: Social Media

It is a dilemma to choose a career where you are unplugged with nature, only to spend that time…
Tweeting, Instagramming, setting up the perfect photos, fumbling with new gear to test, filming and documenting stories, and so much more.
Sometimes … Read More

Our Guide Book: Dangerous River

When I first got contacted about this adventure, I asked Greg whether he recommended any guide books or websites.
“Dude,” he started, “you have got to read this story by this Patterson guy.” And while I may be exaggerating with the … Read More

Official Hydration Technology Sponsor: GeigerRig

Paddling on a river, you would be surprised to learn that staying hydrated is an issue. To find a solution I approached a company that has played a big part in my adventures over the years, GeigerRig. They are right … Read More

OVRHD Interactive Paddle Strokes Tutorial


Expeditions are unique in that they are a combination of some of the most basic techniques and tools, and at the same time the most cutting edge technology. With that being said, we are proud to be working with OVRHD, … Read More

Things Going Wrong
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This post is a part of the How-To-Expedition Guide for our 2015 Nahanni Expedition
click here to find out more!
Isn’t an expedition all about facing challenges and overcoming situations that fundamentally have a probability of failure so high that the … Read More

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