Anton presented on January 5 on trekking in Nepal with his wife and daughters. During the descent he had a medical emergency pop up unexpectedly. He had to leave the trail and get to Kathmandu immediately to get the appropriate treatment before the illness could become life-threatening. Though Anton had trekked in Nepal three times and knew the area, as well as having a medical background and search and rescue background, it was quite difficult despite having evacuation insurance. He was able to arrange a helicopter evaluation. He will discuss the decision making process, the logistics and complicating factors in organizing the evacuation.
Anton was born in Sri Lanka and then emigrated to the US 30 years ago to live with his wife, who he met during her second year of solo backpacking around the world. For our honeymoon we took a year off and backpacked around the world for a year, spending 9 months in the African continent and the rest in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. During this time (1993 – 1994) he did his first alpine hiking for 35 days exploring the Mt. Everest region. In 2004 he spent 24 days hiking the Annapurna circuit. As parents, Anton and his wife have focused on taking our daughters and showing them the beauty of raw nature, different cultures, different ways of living and the need for nature to be respected and taken care of for the future generations. Taking them hiking in Nepal was one of their bucket list items.
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In this presentation you’ll get a sampler of the best hiking and paddling routes on Canada’s Lake Superior coast. Routes include Pukaskwa National and Lake Superior Provincial Parks, Sibley’s giant whale tail, the Slates, Pic and Michipicoten Islands. David Wells will describe key must see features for each route along with logistics and tips to facilitate your travel.
As Director of Naturally Superior Adventures, David has been leading and organizing adventures on Canada’s Lake Superior Coast for more than 25 years. Based in Wawa, his objective is to share the power and beauty of Canada’s Lake Superior coast with you