Honouring our Explorers

A summary of all of our past Explorer’s Club Expeditions and members.


Explorer’s Club 2017

Expedition Name: Temagami Explorations;
Dates: Feb 18 – 25, 2017 (7 days);
Distance: ~ 70km
Highlights: Surviving a mid-morning thunderstorm and diverting the route to head up and over a mountain to stay off the melting lakes!

Members: 

  • Graham Barnard;
  • Courtney Boyd;
  • Roger David;
  • Frank Dempsey;
  • David Hyndman;
  • Goh Iromoto;
  • Kevin Kavanagh;
  • Cathy Marshall;
  • Dave Marrone;
  • Kielyn Marrone.

Explorer’s Club 2016

LOTN Trans temagami23Expedition Name: Trans-Temagami Tour;
Dates: Feb 20 – Mar 6, 2016 (14 days);
Distance: 128 km;
Highlights: A complete crossing of the famed Temagami wilderness from South to North!

Members: 

  • Ross Bowyer;
  • Thomas Hargreaves;
  • Kevin Hill;
  • Harold Kinsley;
  • Dave Marrone;
  • Kielyn Marrone;
  • Mat Masin (EC ’13, ’15, ’16);
  • Bob Olajos;
  • Winona Ominika;
  • Lilla Roy;

Explorer’s Club 2015

Expedition Name: Pontax River;
Dates: Feb 28 – Mar 15, 2015 (14 days);
Distance: 140 km;
Low Point: Sea level!
Highlights: Traveling on the Arctic Ocean between the Pontax and Rupert Rivers on James Bay.

Negotiating a rapid on the Pontax River

Negotiating a rapid on the Pontax River

Members:

  • Kevin Kavanagh (EC ’14, ’15);
  • Dave Marrone;
  • Kielyn Marrone;
  • Mat Masin (EC ’13, ’15);
  • Vanessa Rizzotto (EC ’13, ’14, ’15).

Explorer’s Club 2014

Expedition Name: Wolf Lake Eco-Explorer;
Dates: Feb 15 – 23, 2014 (9 days);
Distance: 58 km;
Special Guest: Winter ecologist extraordinaire Dr. Gerard Courtin!
Highlights: Slowing down and taking a closer look at the spectacular winter landscape of SW Temagami.

ecoexplorerMembers:

  • Gerard Courtin;
  • Kevin Kavanagh;
  • Dave Marrone;
  • Kielyn Marrone;
  • Stephen Ritchie (EC ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14);
  • Vanessa Rizzotto (EC ’13, ’14);
  • Beth Sangree;
  • Jay Thibert.

Explorer’s Club 2013

Expedition Name: Missinaibi Headwaters;
Dates: Feb 15 – 25, 2013 (10 days);
Distance: 101 km;
High Point: Traveling the height of land from the Atlantic to Arctic watershed!
Highlights: Traveling with our mentor Garrett Conover.

BB-Garrett (0.00.00.00)Expedition Name: Members:

  • Garrett Conover;
  • Katie Halls;
  • Dave Hartman;
  • Dave Marrone;
  • Kielyn Marrone;
  • Mat Masin;
  • Collin Pollard (EC ’11, ’12, ’13);
  • Stephen Ritchie (EC ’11, ’12, ’13);
  • Vanessa Rizzotto.

Explorer’s Club 2012

Expedition Name: Killarney Krossing;
Dates: Feb 18 – 26 27, 2012 (7 days);
Distance: 51 km;
Elevation: Too much!
Highlights: Selecting the “High Adventure” route 1 too many times.

Explorer's Club 2012

Explorer’s Club 2012

Members: 

  • Sam Cutforth;
  • Colin Pollard (EC ’11, ’12);
  • Anneke Ritchie;
  • Cam Ritchie;
  • Stephen Ritchie (EC ’11, ’12)

Explorer’s Club 2011

Expedition Name: Ishpatina Ridge; (Honorary EC Expedition)
Dates: Feb 13 – 20, 2011 (8 days);
Distance: 75 km;
High Point: Ontario’s highest – Ishpatina Ridge!
Highlights: Lure of the North’s first ever guided offering.  Special thanks to those who made this possible!

Explorers Club 2011

Explorers Club 2011

Members: 

  • Colin Pollard (EC ’11, ’12);
  • Roger Pollard;
  • Jouko Rantala;
  • Stephen Ritchie (EC ’11, ’12)

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