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Streamed live on May 18, 2017
Barbeau Peak, Nunavut will be the last Canadian highpoint in the Summits of Canada quest by Len Vanderstar, scheduled for June 16 -29, 2017. To date, no Canadian has reached each provincial and territorial high point. We do not regard the Summits of Canada quest as a race, but rather a journey of both Canadian and self-discovery.
Completing Canada's highpoints in 2017 times perfectly with Canada's 150th celebration, and we wish to take advantage of this unique year in further promoting Canada's diverse geography, its people and culture, as well as displaying Canada as one of the top countries in the world to live and explore in. Capping the Summits of Canada project with an expedition to the arctic also allows us to provide more light on the retreat of glacial and sea ice on and around Ellesmere Island, which has been induced and greatly accelerated by climate change. Followers of the team will gain a better understanding and appreciation of this vast, unique and remote Canadian natural landscape.
Len Vanderstar has led a number of expeditions, both within the Summits of Canada quest and many others. Len is an experienced adventurer and expedition coordinator with a solid safety track record. It is acknowledged that the Canadian arctic is still largely unknown to the majority of Canadians; however, there is a strong and renewed interest in Canada’s far north through the discovery of the HMS Erebus, the globally accepted issue of climate change, and the desire to demonstrate Canada’s sovereignty.
The mandate of Summits of Canada Expedition is the promotion of Canada's diverse geography and culture, and the promotion of health and fitness through adventure activity. Our self-financed website: http://www.summitsofcanada.ca showcases our mandate and accomplishments. Summits of Canada Expedition is affiliated with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society given the promotion of Canadian geography.