Bylot Island in the Canadian High Arctic

Yet another unique and wholly Canadian way to  celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday this year – a team of intrepid explorers will be circumnavigating Bylot Ialnd by ski in the coming month.  Bylot Island is situated in the Canadian High Arctic which makes for a dangerous and tough journey.

Bylot Island by Group of Seven’s Lawren Harris

One of the team members is Martin Garcia.  I met Martin and his wife Tandi in 2011 when we climbed Island Peak in Nepal’s Himalayas.  Martin is a skilled outdoors-man and I for one will be following his progress closely.

Check out Tandi’s blog post which provides lots of detail, including where to follow their progress in the coming month.

The expedition’s website is

Be safe Martin!

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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2 Responses to Bylot Island in the Canadian High Arctic

  1. Reidun says:

    Gee Kate…you’re not going too?

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