Crossing Canada by canoe was for him the achievement of a dream he has had for 10 years. He likes to say this was the expedition of a lifetime. An occasion to reconnect with the Earth, the environment. Against the waves, the wind and the storms, he paddled. The adventurer, the one who knows how to flow with the river, who pushed his canoe pass borders, who knows the song of the loons and hears the wolves late in the night…and who gets up in the morning mist. Under the moonlight, camped on a hill overlooking lakes and rivers, he dreams: feelings of sudden freedom, the smell of the great outdoors, of vast plains and of enchanted forests.
From May 19th to July 27th 2016 (70 days), he was part of the Pull of the North expedition and he paddled the Yukon River (3200 kilometers – 2000 miles) from the source at Lake Bennett (British-Columbia, Canada) to its mouth in the Bering Sea (Alaska). The team was filming a documentary telling the story of the many native cultures and tribal communities that still live along the river and how the modern world and shifting environment was changing their traditional ways of living on the Yukon.
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