Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry
American professional white water paddler Erik Boomer, and Canadian polar adventurer Sarah McNair-Landry came and did a tour of the UK a few years ago detailing their recently completed a gruelling 65-day expedition across Baffin Island, covering over a 1000km by kayak, ski and foot.
Avoiding crevasses to cross the largest Icecap on Baffin Island, Boomer, Sarah and two friends descended into the Weasel River valley. Here, Boomer did a first descent of the class 5 glacier fed river surrounded by some of the world’s tallest cliffs. This was only the first week on a two-month expedition. It was an amazing lecture (and expedition).
Photos from the Baffin Island trip.
Since then they have continued exploring and expeditioning. It is with good reason Erik was voted “expedition-er of the year” by National Geographic magazine.
Their latest trip – kite ski across Greenland towing kayaks to get to the river and then paddle this river, which “looked interesting on Google earth”, from the glacier to the ocean, pushed them to the limit even more. The film of this trip “Into Twin Galaxies” was the winner of the peoples vote at both Banff and Kendal Mountain Film Festivals.
Boomer and Sarah will talk about this expedition, and their past adventures that have led them here.
27th Oct Llangollen
Llangollen Town Hall. Castle Street 7.30 pm.
1st Nov Sheffield
6th Nov Bristol
Doors open from 7.00 pm with the talk beginning at 7.30 pm.
Room 1.11 Merchant Ventures Building, 75 Woodland Rd, Bristol BS8 1UB. This is located just next to Wills Memorial.
9th Nov Edinburgh.
7.30 pm Portobello and Joppa Parish Church
Brunstane Road North- EH15 2DL
13th Nov Glenmore Lodge.
16th Nov Runcorn. CONFIRMED.
7.30 pm Kayaks North West Marina Village Runcorn WA7 3DW.
Contact the shop for more details
17th Nov Kendal.
Kendal Mountain Film Festival Kendal Leisure centre.