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Kevin Vallely

Kevin is a member of the Explorer’s Club and was an Explorer’s Club Flag recipient when attempting the first single-season, human powered traverse of the Northwest Passage in 2013. He is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.

Among his many expeditions, Kevin has skied the length of Alaska’s 1860km Iditarod Trail in winter, has retraced the infamous Sandakan Death March through the jungles of Borneo for the first time since WWII and in 2009 broke the world record for the fastest unsupported trek from the edge of the Antarctic to the Geographic South Pole.

Kevin Vallely is a registered architect in British Columbia and is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He is an author of two books Rowing the Northwest Passage – Adventure, Fear, and Awe in a Rising Sea and Wild Success: 7 Key Lessons Business Leaders Can Learn from Extreme Adventurers.

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Rogue Vision: Turning your expedition dreams into reality

Kevin Vallely and Frank Wolf bring together almost three decades of expedition know-how in this interactive talk that will give you insight and inspiration to make your dream expedition a reality. Come prepared to discuss that big outdoor journey or mission that you’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t get off the ground, with like-minded visionaries who’ll give you the boost you need to make it happen. Notebook/note-taking device recommended!

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