The Peel watershed packraft trip: an upcoming talk

It’s about time to make an announcement! On Sunday February 24 I’ll give a visual presentation about my last summer trip, 40 days solo hiking and packrafting in the Peel watershed in Canada’s Yukon Territory. This presentation will take place on the Reismarkt travel firm in Bruges, organized by Wegwijzer. During one hour I will tell stories about my encounters with grizzly bears (yes there have been a few) and other wildlife, about the ridge walks in the Wernecke mountains and the Taïga ranges, about the dangerous passages through Aberdeen and the Peel canyons on the Peel river, about all the cold nights waiting for the northern lights and about the problematic head winds on the lower Peel for days in a row and so on, all this while showing lots of photos and video material. In case you might have missed, you can already see a small selection of photos from the trip in the earlier post Protect the Peel and first pics.

My own presentation at the firm will be preceded by an “introduction to packrafting”, a short presentation given by Willem Vandoorne and myself. We will bring our packrafts and inflate them on the firm so anyone who’s interested and not yet into packrafting can even touch the toys.

Now I have to confess that I have not found the time yet to write more about my Yukon trip here on my blog but I hope to finally make that change in the upcoming weeks.

For now you can watch this short movie I already made about the trip, showing some short impressions while on the move. Enjoy the movie and maybe see you next month in Bruges!

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Down Aberdeen canyon.