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Gabriel Rivest – Team Leader, Studying Environment and Conservation Sciences of the North.
Simon Lucas – Director, Zoologist, Digger Driver
Simon came on the trip for the adventure, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore deeper into the North, but during the trip he was forever changed by the First Nations people, environment and wildlife they encountered along the way. It inspired him to change his career and spend two years completing the documentary.
Simon wants people to get inspired by this film; to not only want to protect the Peel Watershed, but also explore the remaining wild areas in their own backyards and enjoy them for what they are, not what they could be.
“In our increasingly connected and developed world what better way to balance the scale than protecting the Peel Watershed, one of the largest undeveloped river systems left in the world”
From: Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand
Scott Sinton – Photographer, Videographer
Alexandre Deschênes-Dénommé (DD) – Outdoor Enthusiast and Experienced Paddler currently studying in Geology Engineering.
DD has always been an outdoor adventurer. When Gabe told him about this trip, he just could not refuse this once in a life time opportunity. DD has always wanted to push himself to the limit and he saw a very good opportunity to do so in this trip.
DD has very good outdoor and whitewater kayaking experience which was very helpful for the team for reading rivers and avoiding catastrophes.
DD is now studying Geology and working and living in Quebec City.
From: Amos, Québec, Canada
Matt Holmes – Local River Guide and Outdoor Enthusiast.
Matt is a fun loving, family and outdoor oriented individual with a strong passion for vast wilderness and adventure! He did this trip because he really wanted to take the opportunity to paddle the wild and remote areas of northern Yukon and Alaska with 5 amazing friends.
“It was a great chance to test my personal skills while at the same time creating amazing memories”
Matt guides river and wilderness trips in the Yukon during the summer and is an avalanche forecaster during the winter.
From: Thamesville, Ontario, Canada
Michah Rauguth – Long time Yukoner, Gold Miner in the Dawson City area
Michah is a 2nd generation miner. He came on the adventure to gain a new experience, good friendships; some new, some old. A great challenge and a great cause.
‘When I first experienced what the Yukon had to offer, I was amazed. I want other people to be able to experience that same feeling, or at least know it’s there and worth protecting’.
Over the last 6-7 years Michah worked a lot around the Klondike, mining and exploration but still considers himself a environmentalist.
“Is not about picking a side, its about finding a sustainable balance”
From: Venezuela/Winfield, B.C./Dawson City, YT, Canada
Matts 10 month old puppy learned a lot on this trip. He quickly found the team was not as relaxed as Matt is at home. He was a constant source of comic relief and even caught us a meal!
Taïga is the perfect dog. She was born trained and through Gabe’s photography has learned to walk up to the most beautiful view and strike a pose.