River Touring: Sea Kayaking

Day One: Thursday started off chilly, close to the freezing mark but with warmer temperatures on the way.  We sat...

River Touring: Whitewater Rafting

For our third week of skills, we learned how to guide a whitewater raft down Class I rapids.  This was...

Reflections from the Canadian Shield

Reflections from the Canadian Shield

…I’m an American on the Canadian Shield And I’m putting down roots in your frozen fields… Sam Roberts Band’s An...

Swiftwater Rescue

Swiftwater Rescue

Skills days at Wilderness Tours (WT) happen on Thursdays and Fridays in the first term.  Otherwise I sit in academic...

Fall Camp

Contrary to popular belief, summer does not end with the Labo(u)r Day weekend.  I re-discovered this the hard way, sweating...

Career Changes

Twenty-eight months ago I had a vague feeling that I needed to be working at something other than finance in...

Career Joy: The Lightbulb

You spent the formative years of your childhood playing in the yard that took your dad three hours to mow...

Ithaca is gorges

Ithaca is Gorges

The sun sparkles off of Cayuga Lake as Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, ploughed farmland, and lush vineyards roll past on...

Guinness is good and Irish.

Irish Beginnings

We shifted uncomfortably in our seats in the international terminal of Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. No amount of rotating achy shoulders or stretching...

Rockies Mountains

Mountain Life

The insulated quiet of the fresh snowfall was broken by our huffing and puffing as we blazed a trail on...

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