"HALFWAY around North America"
Freya Hoffmeister is halfway on her third continent expedition, an incredible challenge that is expected to take 8-10 years. The journey covers a distance of approximately 50,000 km/30,000 miles, surpassing the difficulty of her previous continental trips combined. She will paddle in two half loops, starting and finishing twice in Seattle and New York City, alternating between traveling northwards and southwards. Freya's route will take her through the North West Passage, the Panama Canal, the Gulf of Mexico, Bahia California, and Hudson Bay.
This groundbreaking kayak expedition has never been accomplished before, making it an unparalleled undertaking. Despite her extensive experience, the challenges she will face, including encounters with various bear species and navigating icy waters, cannot be fully anticipated. Freya has decided to include paddling partners for most of the trip, further adding to the complexity. Despite the limited ice-free period in the northern sections, Freya's determination to "Never stop starting - Never start stopping!" drives her forward. The expedition will be documented through satellite communication with daily posts on Freya's website and Facebook pages.
Having previously achieved record-circumnavigations around South America, Australia, New Zealand South, Iceland, and Ireland, Freya Hoffmeister is recognized as the world's most experienced expedition paddler. Her remarkable accomplishments have earned her prestigious awards, including the "World-Paddle Award," National Geographic's "Adventurer of the Year," and the "European Adventurer of the Year" Award. Don't miss the opportunity to witness Freya's extraordinary journey and be inspired by her unrivalled passion and resilience.
Friday, July 7th, 2023 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Coast Outdoors, 352 Lynn Avenue, North Vancouver. Google Maps
$30 (All ticket proceed will be given to the speaker)
Beside having an amazing time with Freya, we will have some appetizers & beverages.
Registration closes Thursday, July 6th 2023.
This event has limited seats and registration will close early if it sells out.