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Zachary Kruzins

98 Secord St, Thunder Bay ON P7B 3E1
E-mail: zack.kruzins@gmail.com
Tel: (905) 627-7113

Backcountry Resume (As of Jan 2016)
Descriptions of Experience by Location

Canada:
Ontario
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I grew up going on canoeing trips and snowshoeing trips in the interior of Algonquin Park with my Dad, scouts,
friends etc.
Extensive experience leading canoe trips in northern Ontario and sea kayaking trips on Lake Superior
Extensive Sea Kayaking experience on Lake Superior's Canadian North Shore
Planned and organized many personal hiking, snowshoeing, x-ski, kite-ski sea kayaking, sailing and canoe trips
in Northern Ontario Wilderness
Two seasons of experience Yacht Racing in Thunder Bay Harbour and a few offshore and even multi-day
excursions
Sailed through the welland canal, across Lake Ontario and through the St. Lawrence Islands
Experience with rock and ice climbing in Northwestern Ontario

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Sailing through Montreal and Quebec City to the Sagueney Fijords then across the Rimouski
Hiking at Bic Provincial Park near Rimouski

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Sea kayaking on Grand Manan Island, tidal rapid surfing off Quaco Head, St Martins
Hiking along the Fundy trail and hiking the entire Fundy Footpath outside St. Martins

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Quebec

New Brunswick

Prince Edward Island
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Sailing, sea kayaking and cod fishing off the coast of Cavendish Provincial Park
Nova Scotia
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Hiking near Halifax

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Hiking in Gros Morne National Park, along the coast near the town of Salvage and Cape Spear outside St John’s

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Personal hiking and mountain biking trips in the Canadian Rockies

Newfoundland
Alberta
British Columbia
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Personal hiking and mountain biking trips in the interior Kootenay Mountain Range and Vancouver Island
Personal hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, and mountaineering including glacial travel, in the Coast
Mountain Range
Extensive sea kayak experience in BC waters: Sunshine Coast, Strait of Georgia, Northern Discovery Islands,
Broughton Archipelago, Southern Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound, Claquot Sound and Barkley Sound.
Traditional lead climbing experience in Squamish area

USA:
Washington
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Worked for Outward Bound instructing sea kayaking, canoe, rock climbing, mountaineering, and backpacking
trips in the San Juan Islands and North Cascade Range
Whitewater canoeing in class 2-3 waters along the Methow River
Multiple personal sport and traditional alpine climbing ventures in North Cascades and Methow Valley

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Instructed 14 day OB alpine backpacking course and personal hiking in San Juan Mountains
Traditional and sport climbing and road biking in the Boulder Region
Hiking/light mountaineering in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Personal hiking and road biking in Zion and Arches National Park
Traditional and Sport Climbing in the Moab Region

Colorado

Utah

Idaho
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Hiking up to remote high mountain hot springs hear Salmon, ID

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Personal backpacking trips in Grand Canyon and Havasupai Indian Reservation

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Participated in a 9 day Mojave desert field course studying the geomorphology, geo/archeology, park
management and economic development of the Mojave National Preserve and Colorado River Tri-State Area
Multiple hiking, bouldering and traditional climbing routes in Joshua Tree National Park
Hiking in Yosemite, Redwoods, Mount Lassen, Sequoia, Kings Canyon National Parks
Hiking in Death Valley National Park

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Hiking in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Hiking in Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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OB staff dog sledding in Boundary Waters Wilderness Area
Sea Kayaking along the Minnesota shoreline of Lake Superior
Hiking along the Superior Hiking Trail and waterfalls along Superior

Arizona
California

Nevada
Minnesota

Chile, Los Rios, Los Lagos, Aysen Regions of Patagonia
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Hiking in Cochamo Valley, Puerto Varas, Petrohue, Valdivia, various other areas in the Aysen
Working as a kayak/tour guide on Lago Bertrand, Lago Plomo, Rio Baker, Lago General Carrera, Lago Leones
and the southern coastal fiords; Also worked as a kayak guide for a trip from Futaleufu to Chaiten

Argentina, Rio Negro, Chubut, and Santa Cruz Regions of Patagonia
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Hiking in Bariloche and El Bolson, mountaineering expedition to Gorra Blanca near El Chalten

Mexico, Baja California Sur, Valle de Bravo
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Sea Kayaking coastline of the sea of Cortez from Mulege to Loreto, Isla Espiritu Santo
Sailing Sea of Cortez for a month
Working hiking a repelling in the mountains between Mexico City and Valle de Bravo
Arriving offshore from Costa Rica via Isla Clarion in the Revillagigedo Archipelago and then coastal sailing
from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz

Costa Rica, Nicaragua:
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Sailing from Golfito to Playa del Coco then offshore to Mexico, kayaking mangroves & rainforest hiking
Offshore sailing to Isla de Cocos on route back down from Mexico Jan 2013
Volcano hiking Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua

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Kayaking and snorkeling Isla Coiba, Isla Perlas
Hiking Volcan Baru
Snorkeling Isla Grande on the Caribbean side

Panama:

French Polynesia: - Sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking Marquesas, Tuamotus, Society Islands
New Zealand: - Multiple sea kayak expeditions, climbing, whitewater kayaking, hiking, rafting both north and south island
Australia: - many bushwalking, sea kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking programs with a variety of Outdoor Education
Providers and personal adventures in NSW,VIC, TAS, SA, NT, QLD, and WA

Vietnam: - trekking and traveling with 16yr old students Hoi An, Kon Tum area of central coast and highlands
Cambodia: - trekking and traveling with 16yr old students Banlung, Ratanakiri, Phnom Phen, Siem Reap
Hong Kong: - sea kayaking in Double Haven and Islands near OB HK base

Full Log of Multi Day Backcountry Experiences
Sea Kayaking Expedition Experience
Date

04-13/07/15

Paddling Area/
Region

St./Pr. &
Country

#
Nautical
Miles

# Days

Guide/
Participant
/ Personal

Cumberland
Islands, Smith
Islands,
Lindeman
Islands, and
Whitsunday
Islands National
Parks
Hinchinbrook

Queensland

90

10

Personal

Queensland

48

7

Guide

22-24/05/15

Coorong
National Park

South
Australia

29

3

Participant

25/04/15

Murrays Beach
to Pt Perp Jervis Bay

NSW,
Australia

11

1

Personal

25/0310/04/15

Bass Strait

VIC, TAS,
Australia

330

17

Personal

14/03/15

The Heads, Port
Philip Bay

VIC,
Australia

10

1

Personal

13/03/15

Fortescue Bay

TAS,
Australia

9

1

Personal

26-27/02/15

Maria Island

TAS,
Australia

32

2

Personal

22-24/02/15

Freycenet

TAS,
Australia

17

3

Guide

3-17/02/15

Furneaux Island
Group, NE,
Tasmania

TAS,
Australia

95

14

Personal

25/0601/07/15

Comments
Multiple other personal sea
kayaking expeditions and day
trips in Northern Territory,
Western Australia, and Hong
Kong from August through until
December 2015 available in more
detail upon request
3rd paddling trip with french folding
kayak nomad friends from Blacks
Beach north of Mackay along outer
Islands and Whitsunday Islands to
Shute Harbour near Airlie Beach

Co-guided Group of Outdoor Ed
Instructors and friends 7 people
total from Lucinda to South Mission
beach along east coast of
Hinchinbrook Island. Variety of
conditions from flat calm days to
25kt winds consistently from SE
A few paddling days on Lake
Alexandra, Murray River mouth
along Coorong National Park solo
and along with Adelaide Canoe
Club
Paddle with Emma and Shannon,
Light winds 10-15kts with
thunderstorms in forecast for late
afternoon… made it back right in
time
Fantastic adventure sea kayaking
across from mainland Australia to
Tasmania with fellow outdoor ed
instructor Tim. See my website for
blog post with video!
Paddle with Tim out to Port Phillip
heads in nasty tiday conditions and
25kt winds
Paddle from Fortescue Bay to
Totem pole and around. Local
kayak guide said it was the pick of
the summer for best weather!
Attempt to circumnav island failed
when winds picked 25-30kt SE in
afternoon at south cape forcing me
to turn around and find safe landing
elsewhere
Paddle with group of 6
inexperienced friends to Cook
Beach and Back with headwinds
both ways… 15-20kt
Solo Paddling around Flinders
Island, Chappel Islands from
Trouser Pt to Lady Barron,
followed by a solo
circumnavigation of Cape Barren

21/01/15

Loch Ard Gorge
& 12 Apostles,
Great Ocean
Road, Port
Campbell
National Park
Sandringham,
Port Philip Bay

VIC,
Australia

6

1

Personal

VIC,
Australia

5

2

Guide

11/01/15

Port Philip Bay
Safety Beach to
Mornington

VIC,
Australia

8

1

Guide

08/01/15

Gippsland
Lakes

VIC,
Australia

8

1

Personal

31/12/14 to
06/01/15

Ben Boyd
National Park,
Nadgee
Conservation
Reserve,
Croajingalong
National Park
Philip Island

Eden NSW
to
Mallacoota,
VIC

62

7

Personal

VIC,
Australia

14

1

Personal

8-10/10/14

Middle
Harbour, Spit
River Bridge

Sydney,
NSW,
Australia

15

3

Guide

27/09/14 to
03/10/14

Batemans Bay,
Murramurang,
Jervis Bay

NSW,
Australia

42

6

Participant

22/08/14

Bass Pt
Conservation
Reserve
Southern Gulf
Islands,
Vancouver
Island

NSW,
Australia

7

1

Personal

Gabriola
and Valdes
Island,
British
Columbia,
Canada
British
Columbia,
Canada

24

3

Personal

122

15

Personal

17-18/01/15

22/11/14

15-18/08/14

7-21/07/14

Gwaii Haanas
National Marine
Reserve, Haida
Gwaii

20-24/06/14

West Coast,
Vancouver
Island
NSW South
Coast Region

British
Columbia,
Canada
NSW South
Coast
Australia

35

5

Personal

30

3

Personal

Hawkbury
River

NSW,
Australia

37

4

Guide

7-10/06/14

26-30/05/14

Island
Personal trip with TRAK on
absolutely perfect calm sunny
morning through sea caves and big
cliffline.
Assistant instructor for Sea Starter
Course including basic sea kayak
strokes, rescues, weather
interpretation and trip planning
Assisted with guided kayak trip
with 3 clients from Safety Beach to
Mornington. Beautiful weather
paddled in lee of wind for most of
day
Paddle with friend Duck Arm to
Paynesville in strong 25+ knot
winds and thunder and lightning
storms we had to wait out
Open coast expedition with variety
of conditions and decisions to make
to paddle in good weather around
major headlands Green Cape and
Cape Howe. Went with OEG intern
and mentored him through a bunch
of great learnings
Personal paddle with friend from
San Remo around Cape at Philip
Island 15-20kt winds, tidal currents
and 1-1.5m swell
Kayak Support for OEG program
running day trips for yr 11 girls in
the protected waters of middle
harbour in Sydney
Outdoor Education Group Staff
training trip Paddled Batehaven
Beach around batemans bay to
Tollgate Islands then up
Murramurang coast to Pretty Beach
then another day trip practicing
skills in rough waters in jervis bay
then from wreck bay around cape st
george to murrays beach
Paddle with friend in 1-1.5m swell
around Bass Pt to Bombo Beach
and back
Circumnavigation of Valdes Island
from False Narrows on Gabriola
Island. With 4 friends. Beautiful
weather!
Personal kayak trip with friends all
in folding expedition kayaks. A
variety of weather and challenging
conditions in a truly magnificent
wild and beautiful place
Personal Kayak trip with friend. 1st
trip with TRAK folding kayak
A variety of day trips including
Paddle from Narooma Beach out
and around Montague Island, south
Pambula River to Haycock Pt in
Ben Boyd Nat Park, and Turross
Lakes
OEG yr 9 school group I was
primary kayak support for a Group

17-19/05/14

Batemans Bay

NSW South
Coast,
Australia

15

3

Personal

01/04/14

Mossy Pt

3

1

Guide

30-31/03/14

Batemans Bay

NSW South
Coast,
Australia
NSW South
Coast,
Australia

13

2

Personal

28/03/14

Batemans Bay

5

1

Guide

24-25/03/14

Murramurang/C
lyde
River/Batemans
Bay

NSW South
Coast,
Australia
NSW South
Coast,
Australia

10

2

Guide

27-28/02/14

Murramurang/C
lyde
River/Batemans
Bay

NSW South
Coast,
Australia

14

2

Guide

26/02/14

Murramurang/B
atemans Bay

7

1

Personal

12/13

Great Barrier
Island

NSW South
Coast,
Australia
North
Island, New
Zealand

85

8

Personal

12/13

Lake Te Anau,
Fiordland
National Park

South
Island, New
Zealand

8

1

Personal

12/13

Milford Sound,
Fiordland
National Park

South
Island, New
Zealand

18

2

Guide

11/13

Abel Tasman
National Park

South
Island, New
Zealand

35

4

Personal

10/13

Bay of Islands

North
Island, New
Zealand

17

2

Personal

10/13

North
Island, New
Zealand
Society
Islands,
French
Polynesia

7

1

Guide

9/13-10/13

Rangitoto
Island,
Auckland
Moorea

42

19

Personal

8/13-9/13

Fakarava atoll

80

21

Personal

8/13

Nuku Hiva

Tuamotus,
French
Polynesia
Marquesas,

42

5

Personal

Leader, 14 students and 1 teacher
Surfside Batemans Bay to Northead
Beach to Tollgate Island to
Northead Beach to Surfside with 6
friends
Guided school group in estuary
Overnight trip with friend from
surfside Batemans Bay to Northead
Beach to Tollgate Islands and back.
Caught a nice salmon and had great
weather!
Half Day morning breakfast tour
co-guide with 8 clients in Batemans
Bay
Co-guided trip with 14 students and
2 teachers. Nelligen to Batemans
Bay bridge to surfside in good
weather. 2nd day 30-40kt winds and
heavy rains no paddling
Co-Guided trip with 12 students and
2 teachers. Paddle from Nelligen on
Clyde River to Batemans Bay
Bridge then to Malony’s Beach. 2nd
day Malony’s beach to Northhead
and back (big swell)
Personal solo paddle in 1-1.5m seas
15-20kt wind surf
landing/launching
Completed full circumnavigation of
GB Island. Spectacular trip with
worldly paddling friends from
Moorea, French Polynesia and
Germany. BCU 4 star paddlers. Mix
of weather and conditions, surf
landings etc.
Helped teach friend who was
working at Fiordland Kayak
Experiences how to roll then went
for a paddle from Te Anau town to
Dome Islands and back. Sunny with
10-15kt headwinds
Helped Guide 2 day trips at Roscoe
Kayaks in Milford. One crew had
10 clients tough 25kt winds and
rain. 2nd trip 4 clients beautiful
weather
4 day trip, 2 tandem kayaks with 3
other travellers, I was only one with
kayak experience so I acted as
group leader. Perfect weather!
Overnight trip to Urupukapuka
Island. Sunny 10-15kt winds first
day with mini squall of rain.
Returned to Pahia before wind
picked up to 30kt
Helped co-guide day trip with
Auckland Kayaks. 4pp
Spend nearly 3 weeks kayaking on
my own, with others and toeing
empty kayak among different bays
and islands inside the lagoon of
Moorea
Karaka: several different basecamp
and overnight camping trips on
remote protected coast of lagoon
Karaka: A variety of different base

French
Polynesia
7/13

Ua Pou

7/13

Tahuata Island

7/13

Hiva Oa Island

4/13-5/13
4/13

Isla Perlas
Isla Coiba

4/13

Isla Coiba

4/13

Isla Coiba

3/13

Isla Coiba

3/13

Isla Coiba

3/13

Isla Coiba

3/13

Isla Coiba

3/13

Isla Coiba

3/13

Isla Coiba

2/13

Isla Coiba

1/13

Golfo de
Papaguyo

12/12

Sea of Cortez

12/12

Sea of Cortez

8/12-9/12

Lake Superior
National Marine
Conservation
Area
(LSNMCA)
Pukskwa
National Park
Grand Manan
Island, Bay of
Fundy
Victoria
Harbour,
Discovery
Island Marine
Park
Northern
Discovery
Islands

8/12
7/12
6/12

5/12

3/12

Futaleufu River,
Lake Yelcho,
Yelcho River

camp trip and paddling south coast,
west coast different times to and
from the town of Taiohae and
Hakatea Bay
Karaka: Paddling open north coast
of Ua Pou Island camped out and
paddled back to boat
Karaka: Paddling basecamp trips
west coast of Tahuata Island

Marquesas,
French
Polynesia
Marquesas,
French
Polynesia
Marquesas,
French
Polynesia
Panama
Veraguas,
Panama
Veraguas,
Panama
Veraguas,
Panama
Veraguas,
Panama
Veraguas,
Panama
Veraguas,
Panama
Veraguas,
Panama
Veraguas,
Panama
Veraguas,
Panama
Veraguas,
Panama
Guanacaste
, Costa
Rica
Baja
California
Sur,
Mexico
Baja
California
Sur,
Mexico
ON, CAN

26

2

Personal

23

3

Personal

8

1

Personal

Karaka: Kayaking open south coast
of Hiva Oa

50
5

8
2

Personal
Guide

Karaka mothership kayak trips
6 clients for 2 day basecamp trip

5

4

Guide

2 clients for 4 day basecamp trip

6

2

Guide

4 clients for 2 day basecamp trip

14

4

Guide

8 clients for 4 day basecamp trip

5

2

Guide

6 clients for 2 day basecamp trip

17

4

Guide

7 clients for 4 day basecamp trip

20

5

Guide

4 clients for 5 day basecamp trip

14

3

Guide

8 clients for 3 day basecamp trip

10

3

Guide

5 clients for 3 day basecamp trip

10

3

Participant

10

2

Guide

15

2

Personal

Guide training with Michael at
Fluid Adventures Panama
Overnight Karaka mothership tour
with Italian couple into Mangroves
and remote beaches
Karaka mothership kayak trip
around Cabo Pulmo from Cabo
Frailes.

40

3

Guide

75

15

Guide

ON, CAN

90

10

Personal

NB, CAN

44

9

Guide

BC, CAN

26

3

Participant

BC, CAN

35

4

Personal

Los Lagos,
Patagonia,
Chile

49

5

Guide/
Participant

Working for myself with my 3
kayaks I bought with some local
Mexican friends around Isla Espirtu
Santo
Red Rock to Jackfish Bay in the
NMCA with Lakehead students

Trip with friends Aaron and Nick
from Hattie Cove to Michipicoten
Sea kayak section of 17 day sea
kayaking and hiking Outward
Bound Canada course
Level 2 Sea Kayak Guide Alliance
of British Columbia (SKGABC)
certification exam along with a
person kayak trip from Victoria
Harbour to Discovery Island
Personal trip with friend Matiss
from Brody Wilson’s Go with the
Flow Adventures on Muerelle
Island to Whaletown Bay on Cortes
Island
I assisted on a guided expedition
with 5 clients for Expediciones
Chile from the Futaleufu River to
Chaiten

1/12-2/12

Baker River

Aysen,
Patagonia,
Chile

75

4

Guide

12/11-1/12

Jorge Montt,
Chilean Fiords,
Pacific Ocean

Aysen,
Patagonia,
Chile

23

4

Guide

12/11

Baker River

Aysen,
Patagonia,
Chile

71

3

Guide /
Participant

8/11-9/11

Lake Superior
National Marine
Conservation
Area
(LSNMCA)
Georgian Bay,
Lake Huron

ON, CAN

90

15

Guide

ON, CAN

38

8

Guide

Kanabicasis
River, Grand
Manan Island,
Bay of Fundy
Lake St. Clair,
Detroit River,
Lake Erie

NB, CAN

40

9

Guide

ON, CAN

39

2

Personal

11/10

Sea of Cortez

140

11

Personal

8/10-9/10

Lake Superior
National Marine
Conservation
Area
(LSNMCA)
Georgian Bay,
Lake Huron
San Juan
Islands
San Juan
Islands
Broughton
Archipelago,
Northern
Vancouver
Island
Lake Superior,
South of
Thunder Bay

Baja
California
Sur,
Mexico
ON, CAN

75

15

Guide

ON, CAN

38

5

Personal

WA, USA

35

7

Guide

WA, USA

56

11

Guide

BC, CAN

85

9

Personal

ON, CAN

35

4

Personal

ON, CAN

112

14

Guide

WA, US

76

11

Guide

Sea Kayak section of a 22 day
sea/mtn combo

WA, US;
BC, CAN

116

10

Personal

Solo paddling trip from Anacortes
Washington to Dianisio Pt on
Galiano Island and back

WA, US

17

5

Participant

Lead Instructor training, rescues in

8/11

7/11

6/11

8/10
7/10
6/10 – 7/10
6/10

9/09

8/09

8/09
5/09

5/09

Lake Superior
National Marine
Conservation
Area
San Juan
Islands, Puget
Sound
San Juan
Islands, Puget
Sound;
Southern Gulf
Islands, SE
Vancouver
Island
San Juan

Co-guided trip (AguaHielo
Expediciones) with 7 clients from
Cochrane to Tortel. Rapped a kayak
on a log! Hauled it off, fixed it up
and was good to go!
Co-guided trip (AguaHielo
Expediciones) with 4 clients to
Jorge Montt Glacier after a 4 hour
boat ride into the fiords
I assisted Rolando Toledo
(AguaHielo Expediciones) with an
Outward Bound Staff trip with five
folks from Bariloche Argentina
Sea Kayak service learning
expedition in LSNMCA with 3rd
year LU students. Great weather
paddled from Terrace Bay to
Jackpine River
Guided a couple in their 60’s from
Key River Marina to the town of
Killarney with Northern Edge
Algonquin
Sea kayak section of 17 day sea
kayaking and hiking Outward
Bound Canada course
Paddled from Kayak Beach near
Peiche Island in Lake St. Clair
down the Detroit River and out to
Lake Erie just past Colchester
Personal trip with friend started
from NOLS branch at Playa el
Coyote in Bahia Concepcion to
Loreto
Sea Kayak research expedition in
LSNMCA with 3rd year LU
students. Horrible winds, only
moved twice in last 8 days. Paddled
from Rossport to Jackpine River
Kayak trip from Key River to
Killarney
Half of 14 day OB sea/mtn course
with 16-18yrs olds
Half of 22 day OB sea/mtn combo
with 18-22yrs olds
Filmed promo video for delta
kayaks

Group of friends paddled from
Jarvis Bay to the Victoria Island
Chain out to Thompson and Pie
Island
3rd year university course with
outdoor recreation students at
Lakehead University

5/09

5/09

7/08

5/08
9/07

9/07
7/07
6/07
5/07

4/07
4/07
10/06
8/06
8/06
8/06
8/06
07/06
7/06
7/06
6/06
5/06

Islands, Puget
Sound
Broken Island
Group, Barkley
Sound, West
Coast
Vancouver
Island
Quadra Island,
Northern
Discover
Islands
Lake Superior
National Marine
Conservation
Area
Rossport
Islands, Lake
Superior
Gravel River –
St. Ignace
Island, Lake
Superior
San Juan
Islands
San Juan
Islands
San Juan
Islands
Vargus Island
circumnav,
Clayquot
Sound,
Vancouver
Island
Rossport – St.
Ignace Island,
Lake Superior
Rossport
Islands, Lake
Superior
Rossport
Islands, Lake
Superior
Rossport
Islands,
Lake Superior
Rossport
Islands,
Lake Superior
Rossport
Islands,
Lake Superior
Slate Islands,
Lake Superior
Silver IsletRossport, Lake
Superior
Rossport
Islands, Lake
Superior
Rossport
Islands, Lake
Superior
Secret CoveTexada Island,
Sunshine Coast
Jarvis Bay –
Flatland Island,

tidal rapids, teaching lessons, tech
skills
Personal Trip with old roommates

BC, CAN

24

4

Personal

BC, CAN

n/a

3

Participant

Guide Exchange Weekend, clinics,
tidal surfing, personal paddling

ON, CAN

370

50

Personal

Research Expedition of Lake
Superior NMCA

ON, CAN

22

2

Personal

Tested Methodologies for research

ON, CAN

40

4

Personal

Personal Trip with my directed
studies advisor as part of a
university credit

WA, US

76

7

Guide

OB Adult Sea Kayaking ages 20-28

WA, US

73

7

Guide

WA, US

67

6

Participant

BC, CAN

36

2

Personal

OB 17-18 year old 7 of 14 day
sea/mt course
OB New Instructor Sea Kayak
Training
Solo Trip to check out some
awesome whales

ON, CAN

56

6

Personal

Trip with 9 really good friends

ON, CAN

18

2

Personal

Trained my roommate for my old
job as a kayak guide

ON, CAN

22

3

Personal

I organized 19 friends to come
along for a 3 day sea kayaking trip

ON, CAN

16

2

Guide

Trek America Group

ON, CAN

15

2

Guide

Trek America Group

ON, CAN

22

3

Guide

Guided trip with a middle-aged
couple and friend

ON, CAN

47

3

Personal

ON, CAN

89

8

Guide

ON, CAN

16

2

Guide

Solo Paddled to Remote Islands to
see some Caribou
Paddled for 8 days in a area I have
never been and taught clients about
the natural history of Lake Superior
Trek America Trip

ON, CAN

22

3

Guide

Guided Trip with two sisters in their
40ies

BC, CAN

23

2

Personal

Personal Trip with friends

ON, CAN

42

5

Participant

University Outdoor Adventure
Leadership Instructional Skills

4/06
9/05
6/05

4/05

Lake Superior
Rossport
Islands, Lake
Superior
McIntyre RiverChippewa Park,
Lake Superior
Porpose Bay –
Princess Louisa
Inlet, Inside
Passage of
Sunshine Coast
McIntyre RiverPie Island, Lake
Superior

Course
First Kayak Trip on Superior in
Rossport

ON, CAN

22

3

Personal

ON, CAN

16

2

Personal

BC, CAN

117

9

Participant

ON, CAN

32

2

Personal

Attempt to get to Pie Island but bad
weather so we stayed at Chippewa
Park
9 day sea kayaking portion of a 30
day sea kayak mountaineering
Outward Bound Course
First Time out paddling on Superior

Flatwater & Whitewater Canoeing/Rafting Expedition Experience
Date

Body of Water

St./Pr. &
Country

# km or
Miles

# Days

110/03/
15
1418/04/
14
28/0402/05/
14
1/14

Franklin River

TAS,
Australia

92km

10

Guide/
Participant
/ Personal
Guide

Hawksbury
River

NSW,
Australia

72km

5

Guide

Kangaroo River

NSW,
Australia

45km

3

Guide

Hawksbury
River
Whanganui
River

NSW,
Australia
North
Island, New
Zealand
North
Island, New
Zealand

30km

2

Participant

68km

3

Participant

35km

2

Participant

11/13

Comments
Helped co-guide raft trip with 12
people in class 2-4 technical
whitewater
Paddle from Windsor to Spencer On
Hawksbury with year 11 girls from
Brigidine College in Sydney
OEG trip with year 9 Redlands
College students in Sydney 3 day
canoe section
Canoe Journey Level 1 staff
training with OEG
Guide training I got invited on for
Canoe Safaris. Class 1-2 water
mellow sunny days and beautiful
Guide training with some river
rescue skills I got invited on for
Mohaka Rafting near Napier, NZ.
Rafting class 3-5 waters
Solo guided commercial trip with 3
adult clients
Outward Bound Canada Whitewater
Canoe staff training
Paddled from Bell Lake to David
Lake and hiking up Silver Peak and
back
Co-faciltator with Southwood
highschool group at Northern Edge
Algonquin. Lots of Nature
awareness programming
Bronze Duke of Ed Canoe trip with
6 grade 10 highschool students

11/13

Mohaka River

8/12

Algonquin Park

ON, CAN

40km

5

Guide

6/12

Madwaska
River
Bell-David
Lake, Killarney
Provincial Park
North Tea Lake,
Algonquin Park

ON, CAN

20km

3

Participant

ON, CAN

22km

2

personal

ON, CAN

25km

5

Guide

North Tea to
Kiosk,
Algonquin Park
North Tea Lake,
Algonquin Park

ON, CAN

38km

3

Guide

ON, CAN

18km

3

Guide

Petawawa
River,
Algonquin Park
Ross Lake
National
Recreation Area
Ross Lake
National
Recreation Area
Ross Lake
National

ON, CAN

31km

6

Participant

WA, USA

48 miles

10

Guide

12-13yrd old OB canoe/rock
climbing course

WA, US

56 miles

10

Guide

12-13yr boys 10 day youth canoe
course rock/backpack/ canoe

WA, US

34 miles

10

Guide

12-13yr boys 10 day youth canoe
course rock/backpack/ canoe

10/11
9/11

8/11
8/11
6/11
8/10
7/09
6/09

Guiding a family of 5 from
Vermont with Northern Edge
Algonquin
Outward Bound Canada whitewater
canoe training

8/07
8/07
8/05

8/05
8/05
7/05
7/05
7/05
8/04
8/04
8/04

Recreation Area
Ross Lake
National
Recreation Area
Ross Lake
National
Recreation Area
Seine River –
Sioux Narrows,
Lake of the
Woods
Tomagami Area
Tomagami Area
Algonquin Park
Algonquin Park
Algonquin Park
Lesley Frost
Centre
Burks Falls
Burks Falls

WA, US

16 miles

7

Guide

OB Youth 12-13 female patrol. 7
day course

WA, US

36 miles

3

Personal

Trip with two friends. Canoe and
hike up Desolation Peak

ON, CAN

293km

14

Participant

ON, CAN
ON, CAN

91km
312km

6
10

Guide
Guide

ON, CAN
ON, CAN
ON, CAN
ON, CAN

36km
106km
160km
36km

4
7
9
5

Guide
Guide
Guide
Guide

ON, CAN
ON, CAN

24km
20km

2
2

Guide
Guide

University Course Trip. Heritage
Interpretation of the Historic
Voyageur Canoe Route during the
Fur Trade in Canada
7-9 year old campers (TSC)
13-14 year old campers who were
very intense and we traveled very
far in only 10 days (TSC)
6-7 year old campers (TSC)
9-11 year old campers (TSC)
12-13 year old campers (TSC)
OB Kids Camp 12-13 yr old inner
city youth
OB Kids Camp 7-8 year old
OB Kids Camp 7-8 year old

Backpacking/Bushwalking & Mountaineering Expedition Experience
Date

Route, Wilderness
Area

State &
Country

# Km
or
Miles

# Days

Guide/
Participant/
Personal Trip

Comments

27/0409/05/15

Deua River National
Park

NSW,
Australia

107km

10

guide

1620/03/15

Wilsons Promontory
National Park

VIC,
Australia

32km

5

guide

27/1916/11/14

VIC,
NSW,
Australia

187km

22

guide

1217/10/14
2326/09/14
1518/09/14

Victoria High
Plains, Mitta Mitta
River, Kosciosko
National Park
Kosciosko National
Park
Belangalo State
Forest
Belangalo State
Forest

NSW,
Australia
NSW,
Australia
NSW,
Australia

18km

6

guide

21km

5

guide

24km

4

guide

Canberra Grammar Boys
school yr 10 expedition
bushwalk program
Auscamp program with
Oxley College yr 8 boys
hiking, sea kayaking,
abseiling
OEG Melbourne Grammar yr
10 boys, alpine hiking,
whitewater rafting and
cycling expedition program
OEG redlands yr 11 snow
program
OEG Canberra grammar
boys yr 6
OEG Kambala girls school yr
7

1012/09/14

Murramurang
National Park

NSW,
Australia

32km

3

guide

OEG St Marys yr 9 girls

1216/05/14
59/05/14
13/05/14

Canberra

ACT,
Australia
NSW,
Australia
NSW,
Australia

13km

5

guide

23km

5

guide

OEG Redlands yr 6 cycling
program
OEG Queenwood yr 8 girls

27km

3

guide

OEG Redlands yr 9 hiking

2526/04/14

Great North Walk

NSW,
Australia

15km

2

guide

48/04/14

Belangalo State
Forest

NSW,
Australia

34km

5

guide

OEG Duke of ed bronze with
wenona girls school
hike/canoe
OEG yr 8 boys kings school,
syd

Belangalo State
Forest
Kangaroo Valley,
Fitzroy Falls

1921/03/14

Southern Highlands

NSW,
Australia

18km

3

guide

OEG yr 8 group of girls from
Canberra grammar

1014/03/14
46/03/14
1721/02/14

Belangalo State
Forest
Belangalo State
Forest
Belangalo State
Forest

NSW,
Australia
NSW,
Australia
NSW,
Australia

27km

5

guide

OEG yr 9 group

15km

3

guide

OEG yr 9 group

17km

5

guide

OEG yr 7 radford college

37/02/14

Belangalo State
Forest

NSW,
Australia

20km

5

guide

OEG yr 7 Pittwater girls
school journey program

2125/01/14
1011/12/13

Belangalo State
Forest
Routeburn Track,
Fiordland

42km

5

participant

OEG staff training exped

46km

2

personal

Tough hike in rain with
heavy pack to get to milford
sound

3/12/13

Remarkables Alpine
region near
Queenstown

27km

1

personal

25/11/13

Cape Farewell

10km

1

personal

Epic day of multi-pitch
alpine climbing with friend
Justin and hiking/scrambling
the grand traverse
Traveled with some friends
to the cape and hiked around
for day

3/11/13

Tongario National
Park

17km

1

Participant

2728/10/13

Cape Renga

14km

2

Personal

2123/10/13

Coromandel
Peninsula

25km

3

Participant

9/13

Tahiti

8km

1

Personal

8/13

Nuku Hiva

26km

4

Personal

Hike to and from Hakatea to
Taoihae and from Hatiheu to
Anaho return

7/13

Hiva Oa

18km

2

Personal

Hike to remote towns on
north coast of Hiva Oa

4/13

Volcan Baru

NSW,
Australia
South
Island,
New
Zealand
South
Island,
New
Zealand
South
Island,
New
Zealand
North
Island,
New
Zealand
North
Island,
New
Zealand
North
Island,
New
Zealand
Tahiti,
French
Polynesia
Marquesas
Islands,
French
Polynesia
Marquesas
Islands,
French
Polynesia
Boquete,
Panama

28km

2

Personal

2/13

Volcan Madaras,
Nicaragua

Isla
Ometepe

26km

1

Personal

10/12

Mountains between
Valle de Bravo and
Mexico City
Mountains between
Valle de Bravo and
Mexico City
Fundy Footpath

Mexico

18km

5

Guide

Mexico

15km

4

Guide

NB, CAN

46km

6

Guide

Western Uplands
Trail, Algonquin
Park

ON, CAN

23km

4

Guide

Hike with Steve from Karaka
to Camp on summit of
Volcan Baru 3,474m
18hr Epic hike up to lake at
top of volcano on island in
Nicaragua with Karaka
friends
School group from Mexico
City with Outward Bound
Mexico
School group from Mexico
City with Outward Bound
Mexico
Hiking section of 17 day
Outward Bound Canada
Fundy Discovery Course
Toronto French School (TFS)
12 grade 9 high functioning
students with Outward
Bound Canada

10/12
7/12
5/12

New friend working for
canoe safaris and hooked
with up to join guided hike
for the crossing
Hitch-hiked up to Cape
Renga and met nice Chinese
and german couple and hiked
the cape and camped out
Helped set trap lines for
stouts and weasles in
highlands of Coromandel
Peninsula
Hike to interior of island

2/12

11/11
11/11

11/11

Gorra Blanca,
Campo Hielo Sur,
Fitz Roy Region,
Patagonia,
Argentina
Cochamo Valley
Volcan Orsorno,
Petrohue to
Cascadas near
Puerto Varas, Chile
Hielo Azul, El
Bolson, Argentina

Santa
Cruz,
ARG

65km

6

Participant

Los
Lagos,
Chile
Los
Lagos,
Chile

46km

4

Personal

42km

3

Personal

Rio
Negro,
ARG

38km

3

Personal

Mountaineering expedition to
summit of Gorra Blanca
(2907m) with two Chilean
mountain guide friends and a
geologist from Bulgaria
Personal hiking trip into the
Yosemite of Chile.
Personal hiking trip around
Volcan Orsorno in very
intense winds and rainy
weather
Personal mountain hiking
expedition with Outward
Bound friends to Hielo Azul
glacier
Hiking section of 17 day
Outward Bound Canada
Fundy Discovery Course
Toronto French School (TFS)
12 grade 9 high functioning
students with Outward
Bound Canada
Instructed for Outdoor Skills
and Theory Course at
Lakehead University

7/11

Fundy Footpath

NB, CAN

46km

6

Guide

5/11

Highlander Trail,
Algonquin Park

ON, CAN

26km

4

Guide

10/10

Sleeping Giant
Provincial Park,
Northwestern
Ontario
Rainy Pass, Pacific
Crest Trail, North
Cascades National
Park
Copper Basin,
Temple Basin,
Sawtooth
Wilderness, North
Cascades
Silver Star Basin,
Sawtooth
Wilderness, North
Cascades

ON, CAN

32km

3

Guide

WA, USA

52
miles

7

Guide

WA, USA

64
miles

11

Guide

WA, USA

35
miles

9

Participant

Near Salmon, ID.
Natural Hotsprings
Sleeping Giant
Provincial Park,
Northwestern
Ontario
Sleeping Giant
Provincial Park,
Northwestern
Ontario
Sleeping Giant
Provincial Park,
Northwestern
Ontario
Sleeping Giant
Provincial Park,
Northwestern
Ontario
Mt. Elbert & Mt.
Massive, Sawatch
Range, San Isabel
National Forest
San Juan &
Uncompahgre
National Forest

ID, USA

2

Personal

ON, CAN

13
miles
29km

3

Guide

ON, CAN

29km

3

Guide

Instructed for Outdoor Skills
and Theory Course at
Lakehead University

ON, CAN

23km

2

Personal

Trip with Aaron to Sawyers
Bay

ON, CAN

25km

2

Personal

Trip with Aaron to Thunder
Cape

CO, USA

23
miles

2

Personal Trip

CO, USA

103
miles

14

Guide

17hr epic Solo hiking trip to
the Summits of the two
highest points in the Rocky
Mtns.
Outward Bound Course with
18-22yrs old, climbed 3
14ners

7/10

7/10

5/10

5/10
9/09

9/08

6/08

5/08

7/07

7/07

Outward Bound Course,
mountain section of 14 day
sea kayak/backpack with 1718yrs old students
Mountaineering section of
OB 22 day sea/mtn combo.
Snow School, fix lines etc.
OB Mountaineering
Instructor Skills training.
Reviewed and practiced all
components of managing
students in snow and rock
mountain environments
Group of friends hike to
natural hotsprings
Instructed for Outdoor Skills
and Theory Course at
Lakehead University

6/07

Cut-Throat Lake
Trail, Pacific Crest
Trail, North
Cascades National
Park
Robinson Creek
Trail, Pasayten
Wilderness
Juan De Fuca Trail,
Juan De Fuca
Provincial Park,
Vancouver Island
Sawyer Bay Trail,
Sleeping Giant
Provincial Park,
Northwestern
Ontario

WA, USA

48
miles

7

Guide

Outward Bound Course,
mountain section of 14 day
sea kayak/backpack with 1718yrs old students

WA, USA

46
miles

6

Participant

BC, CAN

46km

4

Personal Trip

Outward Bound New
Instructor Training Backpacking
Personal Trip with Friend
through beautiful wet muddy
rainforest environment

ON, CAN

32km

3

Participant

6/05

Elaho Valley,
Lillooet Valley,
Perberton Ice-cap,
Coast Mountains,
Pacific Range

BC, CAN

149km

21

Participant

5/05

Havasupai Indian
Reservation,
Western Grand
Canyon
South Kaibab Trail
– Bright Angel
Trail, Grand Canyon
National Park
Delicate Arch Trail,
Arches National
Park
Angels Landing
Trail, Zion National
Park

AZ, USA

30
miles

4

Personal Trip

Observed and analyzed
leadership of course
instructors Outdoor Rec Uni
Program. Facilitated
reflective lessons and
activities with group
I was a student on a 30 day
sea kayaking/
mountaineering Outward
Bound course in Western
Cananda, this was the 21 day
mtn section
Hiking Trip with Dad

47
miles

5

Personal Trip

Hiking Trip with Dad

AZ, USA
UT, USA

3 miles

1

Personal Trip

Family Vacation

UT, USA

10
miles

1

Personal Trip

Family Vacation

5/07
5/07

10/06

5/05

7/99
7/99

Winter Expedition Experience
Date

Area
Description

St./Pr. &
Country

#
Km

#
Days

Acitivity

2/10

Onion Lake,
Northwestern
Ontario
Boundary
Waters
Onion Lake,
Northwestern
Ontario
Black Bay Lake
Superior

ON,
CAN

3

3

snowshoe

MN,
USA
ON,
CAN

45

6

Participant

3

3

Dog sled
and x-ski
snowshoe

ON,
CAN

54

3

Tele-ski
and kite

personal

Nipigon Bay
Lake Superior

ON,
CAN

80

4

x-Ski and
kite with
pulk

personal

1/10
2/09
3/09

2/09

Guide/
Participant
/ Personal
Guide

Guide

Comments
Taught 2nd year ORPT students
winter camping skills and river
travel techniques
OB USA staff trip. Tons of
snow… very slow moving
Taught 2nd year ORPT students
winter camping skills and river
travel techniques
Kite skied with pulk sled at
high speeds across black bay
and set up camp with a micro
yurt and wood stove near the
Paps formation.
x-ski and kite trip with pulk
sled with friend to multiple
island cabins with wood fired
sauna hidden in islands on Lake

12/08
2/05
2/03

Jarvis Bay,
Lake Superior
Onion Lake,
Northwestern
Ontario
Algonquin Park

ON,
CAN
ON,
CAN

n/a

2

hike

personal

3

3

snowshoe

Participant

ON,
CAN

35

4

snowshoe

personal

Superior
Winter camping on Lake
Superior
My participation in winter
skills as a 2nd year students of
ORPT
Scouts snowshoeing trip from
Smoke Lake to Ragged Lake
and back

Sailing Expedition Experience
#
Nautical
Miles
15

#
Days

Route

Position

Comments

1

Nelson Harbour
to Rabbit Island
and Back

crew

Anakiwa,
New
Zealand

20

2

Queen Charlotte
Sound

crew

Karaka, 1976
53ft Steel ketch

Baja
Californi
a Sur
Mexico,
Costa
Rica,
Panama,
French
Polynesia

9,500

1
year

crew

5/126/12

Rhiannon,
1973, 32ft
Ontario Sloop

BC, CAN

110

4

11/102/11

Karaka, 1976
53ft Steel ketch

3100

72

9/10

Joan, C+C
Sloop 38ft

Costa
Rica and
Mexico
Lake
Superior,
CAN and
MI, USA

250

9

10/0911/09

Even Song,
1967 Moody
Halbider Ketch
36ft

Buffalo,
NY to
Rimouski
Quebec

1300

30

Loreto to La
Paz via Islands
in Sea of
Cortez,
Offshore 36
days to Isla
Cocos then 6
days to Playas
del Coco in
northern Costa
Rica, left to
work in
Panama, re
joined to to Sail
to Marquesas,
Tuamotu and
Society Islands
in French
Polynesia
Northern
Discover
Islands &
Desolation
Sound
Golfito, Costa
Rica to La Paz,
Baja Mexico
Cloud Bay to
Isle Royale to
Victoria Island
Chain to Cloud
Bay
St. Lawrence
Seaway to
Atlantic Ocean

Trapeze crew on small
fast racing boat good
conditions 15kt winds
with friend Sandy
I lent an extra hand on
Outward Bound New
Zealand new staff
training 8 people on
open boat!
See my blog for writeups

9/08

Joan, C+C
Sloop 38ft

Lake
Superior,
Ont,
CAN

30

2

McKellar
Marina to
Thompson
Island and Back

crew

Date

Boat
Description &
Name
Flying
Dutchman 20ft

St./Pr. &
Country

11/13

Outward Bound
30ft open cutter

10/1210/13

11/13

Nelson,
New
Zealand

crew

crew
crew

crew

Sailing with Matiss and
Dave Ambry Whaletown
Bay to Muerelle Island,
Mittlenatch Island,
Refuge Cove, Heriot Bay
Fun international crew
for delivery from costa
rica to mexico
Fun cruise with friends
exploring Isle Royale
and Victoria Island chain
on Lake Superior
Delivery from great
lakes to Atlantic Ocean.
Suppose to go to Nova
Scotia but ended early in
Rimouski Quebec
Fun cruise out to sauna
and back

Rock Climbing Experience
Date(s)

06/30/08
02/10/08
02/10/08

Climbing
Route

Silver Harbor,
Thunder Bay
Atlantis Wall,
Lost Horse
Atlantis Wall,
Lost Horse

02/12/08

Outhouse Rock,
Strawberry Jam

02/12/08

Rock Hudson,
Neveltne

10/12/07

Bluffs

8/18/07

Fun Rock

8/16/07

Becky Route,
Liberty Bell
Spire
Burgundy Spire,
Silverstar
Glacier
Prospector
Craiggs

8/4/07
6/18/07
6/18/07

Prospector
Craiggs

6/18/07

Prospector
Craiggs

6/14/07

Fun Rock

6/14/07

Fun Rock

6/14/07

Fun Rock

6/13/07

Gate Creek, by
Goat Wall

6/13/07

Gate Creek, by
Goat Wall

6/12/07

Prospector
Craiggs

6/12/07

Prospector
Craiggs

6/12/07

Prospector
Craiggs

Range, State
& Country

Thunder Bay
Area
Joshua Tree
National Park
Joshua Tree
National
Park, CA
Joshua Tree
National
Park, CA
Joshua Tree
National
Park, CA
Centennial
Park, Thunder
Bay, ON
Methow
Valley,
Mazama, WA
North
Cascades,
Mazama, WA
North
Cascades,
Mazama, WA
Robinson
Creek,
Mazama, WA
Robinson
Creek,
Mazama, WA
Robinson
Creek,
Mazama, WA
Methow
Valley,
Mazama, WA
Methow
Valley,
Mazama, WA
Methow
Valley,
Mazama, WA
Methow
Valley,
Mazama, WA
Methow
Valley,
Mazama, WA
Robinson
Creek,
Mazama, WA
Robinson
Creek,
Mazama, WA
Robinson
Creek,
Mazama, WA

Sport /
Trad /

Grade

Lead /
Follow /
Top-Rope

# of
Pitches

Comments
many other sport,
trad and top rope
experiences, can
write up in more
detail upon request
Set-up top-rope with
some friends
Followed but placed
extra passive gear
Tough climb

Sport

5.8

Top-Rope

1

Trad

5.6-5.7

Follow

1

Sport

5.10c

Follow

1

Trad

5.9

Follow

1

Trad

5.7

Follow

1

Top
Rope

5.8

N/A

1

Sport

5.8

Lead

1

Trad

5.6-5.7

Follow

3

Trad

5.8

Follow

6

Sport

5.10

Follow

1

Sport

5.10

Follow

1

Sport

5.8

Follow

1

Sport

5.10

Follow

1

Sport

5.9

Follow

1-2

Sport

5.8

Follow

1

Mazama Climbing
workshop

Sport

5.10

Follow

1

Mazama Climbing
workshop

Sport

5.9

Follow

1

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Very nice crack, some
off-width but nice gear
placements
Nice easy crack,
practiced placing gear
Practiced setting up
anchors and crack
climbing techniques
My first lead climb

My First Alpine Trad
Climb

Mazama Climbing
workshop – Blindfold
Climb
Mazama Climbing
workshop

6/12/07

Prospector
Craiggs

6/12/07

Prospector
Craiggs

6/7/07

Fun Rock

6/7/07

Fun Rock

10/0305/04

Bluffs

Robinson
Creek,
Mazama, WA
Robinson
Creek,
Mazama, WA
Methow
Valley,
Mazama, WA
Methow
Valley,
Mazama, WA
Centennial
Park, Thunder
Bay, ON

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First Sport Climb

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Rock Skills and Site
Management course
through my university

Challenge Course (Climbing Wall / Ropes Course Management) Experience
Date(s)

Challenge Course
Location

Element

9/08 to 4/09

Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University
Hanger Climbing Wall

7-8/05

Camp Ahmek,Taylor
Statten Camps, Canoe
Lake, Algonquin Park,
ON
Outward Bound Canada,
Burks Falls, ON

High and Low Ropes
courses

Facilitator

Low Ropes, Climbing
wall

Site Manager,
Facilitator

YMCA Camp Wanakita,
Haliburton, ON

High and Low Ropes,
Climbing wall

Facilitator

7-8/04
7-8/03

Site Manager/
Facilitator/
Participant
Site Manager,
Facilitator

Comments
I helped manage the
climbing wall at L.U. for
university students are
open climbing evenings,
organized initiative
programs with schools and
first nations
Assisted with running the
high ropes program a few
days with ropes specialist
present
Ran low ropes activities
and climbing wall with
groups of students
Helped run a couple
different sessions of high
and low ropes with a ropes
specialist present. Also
helped managed climbing
wall

School Group Base-Camp Programming Contracts
Date

St./Pr. &
Country

# Days

School
Name

Compan
y Name

Position

Comments

7/158/15

Queensland
, Australia

28

Higher
Ground

Instructor

Great 28 day base camp and expeditionary
learning rites of passage (ROP) program
with great progressions to cater to the HK
students

01/1411/14

NSW and
VIC,
Australia

145
Field/Admin/
Training Days

The
Outdoor
Educatio
n Group
(OEG)

Group Leader,
Cycle Support,
Canoe Support,
Sea Kayak
Support

Led a variety of programs in 2014 (see
different activity sections above and any
OEG programs will be listed in comments
section

9/1210/12

ON, CAN

17

St Paul’s
Coeducation
College
(SPCC,
Hong
Kong)
Private
schools in
Sydney,
Canberra,
and
Melbourne
areas
Different
School in
Toronto
Public and
Private
Sectors

Outward
Bound
Canada

Facilitator/Instr
uctor

I led and facilitated a variety of programs
with different schools in the Toronto Area
at their Evergreen Brickworks urban
center. Mostly day programs with a few
overnight “urbaneering” type expeditions.
Lots of team building intiatives and nature

4/12

ON, CAN

5

Upper
Canada
College

Adventur
e Works

Facilitator

4/11

ON, CAN

4

Brampton

Leaders
of the
Day

Facilitator

9/11

ON, CAN

4

Fort Erie
Secondary

Northern
Edge
Algonqui
n

Lead Facilitator

interpretation programming within the
urban context
Worked in a leading group of 3 with a
group of 22 grade 8 boys for 5 days at the
Norval Outdoor Centre, I facilitated
canoeing, rappelling, low and high ropes,
service work, crayfish study, primitive
skills cooking and shelter making. Really
crappy raining/snowy weather but made it
through
Highschool class of youth-at-risk students
who are struggling to graduate. I was
responsible with another instructor and a
teacher for 8 boys 17-18yrs old. We did a
variety of team-building and leadership
programming separate and with another
group of female students.
Highschool class of 22 youth-at-risk
students. Lead with a crew of 2 other
facilitators, 2 teachers and a youth
counselor

International Travel Expedition Programs
Dates

Countries

# Days

23/11/
14 to
22/12/
14

Vietnam &
Cambodia

30

School
Name
Tintern
Schools,
Ringwood,
VIC,
Australia

Company
Name
World
Challenge,
Asia Pacific

Position

Comments

Expedition
Leader

Variety of jungle trekking, traveling and
site-seeing components. Overseeing group
management of 12 students with 2 school
teachers to facilitate learning