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Canadian Frank Wolf Starts 50-Day Canoe Expedition

Frank Wolf

Frank Wolf is a Canadian filmmaker who has accomplished a number of expeditions in his life.

In the past 20 years he’s done an impressive single-season canoe expedition across Canada; whitewater kayaked in Cambodia and Laos; cycled the frozen Yukon River in the dead of winter; and sea kayaked around British Columbia’s Haida Gwaii.

His most recent will take him more than 1,800 kilometres through northern Canada.

He and Ryan Bougie have departed from Yellowknife and will head north to finish in Gjoa Haven on King William Island in Nunavat.

The 50-day trip will take them along the Back River, which has over 80 sets of technical rapids and difficult portages.

They will paddle for nearly 12 hours a day in a Esquif canoe which will have a spray deck and will be a good canoe for the big rapids and ocean crossings.

Last year, Wolf completed a 30-day 1,35-kilometre canoe expedition from Pekans River bridge on Quebec Route 389 to Umiujaq, Quebec with Peirson Ross Mclean. And a 12-day 160 kilometre ski expedition on Bylot Island to summit Angilaaq Mountain, its highest peak, as well as four other sub-peaks with Dave Garrow.

Earlier this year, he made a 14-day, 230 kilometre ski expedition across Baffin Island via the Penny Ice Cap, with Dave Garrow and John McClelland.