Crossing Baffin Island by Kayak & Ski
with Erik Boomer
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
McMenamins Mission Theater
Doors at 6pm, Presentation at 7pm
Minors welcome with parent/guardian
503-285-0464 for will call NOW!
Tickets available at Alder Creek!!!
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American professional white water paddler Erik Boomer, and team have recently completed a grueling 65-day expedition across Baffin Island, covering over a 1000km by kayak, ski and foot. Join us for a multimedia presentation by this young adventurer!
Avoiding crevasses to cross the largest Icecap on Baffin Island, Boomer, and three friends descended into the weasel river valley. Here, Boomer did a first descent of the class 5 glacier fed river surrounded by some of the world’s tallest cliffs. This was only the first week on a two-month expedition. At the ocean the team picked up their traditional Inuit style kayaks that they hand built themselves, and followed old traditional Inuit routes across Baffin. Tidal rapids, portages, snowstorms and polar bears were a few of the many challenges along the way.
Boomer will talk about this expedition, and his past adventures that have led them here.
Erik has many stings to his CV including pro kayaker, pro photographer, and a featured athlete in numerous adventure films. His confident approach to challenges on and off the river has earned him the title “the honey badger of kayaking”. With many first descents of rivers and waterfalls to his name, including 8 descents of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, Boomer specializes in kayaking some of the world’s toughest rivers.
In 2011, Boomer and John Turk became the first to circumnavigate Ellesmere Island on a 100-day ski and sea kayak expedition, which earned him a nomination for National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year” award. Recently, he was featured as an athlete on the BBC’s “Top Gear”.
Take a look at Erik’s website: www.erikboomer.com