Adventurers 2011

Episode 42: Yukon Bush Pilot, Historian & Author Bob Cameron

Bob Cameron is an icon in the world of Yukon aviation. He earned his private pilot’s license in 1961, followed by his commercial license in 1970. Retired from commercial flying since 2001, Bob remains just as focused on flying as ever. Recognized as an expert in aviation history, he’s currently at work on a book […]

Episode 39: The Kitchen-Kuiack Family

The Kitchen-Kuaick household is one of six families from across Canada competing in the Shell Canadian Geographic Energy Diet Challenge. The family that reduces its energy consumption the most before December 4th will win the competition. The Kitchen-Kuaicks represent northern Canada and the challenges they face, especially when it comes to heating their home in […]

Episode 38: Yukoner Sue Thomas

Sue Thomas grew up in Beaver Creek, Yukon, population 300. The coldest temperatures ever recorded in North America occurred not far from her family’s cabin. During her early years, Sue attended classes in a two-room schoolhouse. When not in class, she often took to the skies with her father in his small airplane. Eventually she […]

Episode 37: Sky High Wilderness Ranch

My Yukon Life podcast radio host Jennifer Hawks visits Sky High Wilderness Ranch on the shores of Fish Lake. It’s only about 30 minutes from Whitehorse, but it’s a world away from civilization. They offer dog sled and horseback adventures as well as cabin and lodge stay packages. They have a kennel of 150 dogs […]

Episode 36: Yukon Musician & Dog Musher Kate Weekes

“I mush dogs and play music.” This is Kate Weekes’ response to the oft-asked question “What are you doing in the Yukon?” In the years since hitch-hiking across the country from her home in Eastern Ontario to Canada’s North, Kate has found a lifestyle built on exploration and creativity. Kate has been moved to capture the […]

Episode 34: with Kayak & Canoe Racer Ingrid Wilcox

We first met special guest Ingrid Wilcox during the July 25th episode of My Yukon Life which featured Maralyn Rogers and the Paddlers Abreast team as they competed in the Yukon River Quest. In addition to also being a champion female solo kayaker, 62-year old Ingrid is a professional gardener and a Yukon homesteader. Hear Ingrid […]

Episode 33: with Underwater Explorer Doug Davidge

Doug Davidge is the owner and operator of Underwater Video North which is based in Whitehorse. He uses what’s called a remote operated vehicle to take video images deep underwater, or even under ice, to discover and sometimes recover what can’t be accessed any other way. Doug has used the ROV to find World War […]

Episode 31: Hank Moorlag, Ret’d Sup’t of Yukon RCMP

Hank Moorlag is the superintendent (retired) of the Yukon RCMP. We first met him during our August 8th episode when we featured Tagish Post—the historic Northwest Mounted Police post that operated during the 1898 gold rush. Mr. Moorlag described for us what life would have been like at Tagish Post for the officers stationed there. […]

Episode 25: with Yukon Extreme Racer Denise McHale

Special guest Denise McHale is a long distance, adventure racer. She’s a veteran of one particular ultra marathon race that’s held in Alberta every August. It covers 125 km over three mountains with an elevation gain of 17,000 ft. The race has to be completed in less than 24 hours. It’s called the Canadian Death […]

Episode 21: with Maralyn Rogers and Paddlers Abreast

Every year during the Yukon River Quest, racers enter the Yukon River with their canoes at Whitehorse and paddle 740 kilometers/460 miles to Dawson City. The first team crosses the finish line in less than three days. But for one team that competes every year, it’s not about crossing the finish line in first place. […]

Episode 19: with Cabin Fever Adventures

Dustin and Brook Davis, co-owners of Cabin Fever Adventures, offer their clients first-rate wilderness experiences with a variety of outdoor packages including canoeing, sea kayaking, fishing, and customized wilderness excursions. As an eco-driven business, they walk the talk by living up to their high standards of green initiatives, even if the bottom line is affected. […]

Episode 17: with Yukon Canoe Racer and Marathoner Tim Hodgson

Tim Hodgson will be racing solo during the upcoming Yukon River Quest. An accomplished canoe racer and marathoner, Tim shares some of the challenges and rewards he’s experienced during his career. He also offers tips for those who’d like to get into this rewarding sport. We also take a ride on the historic Copperbelt Railway […]

Episode 15: Yukon Trapper Norman Winther

A Yukon trapper who portrayed himself in the docu-drama, “The Last Trapper,” Norman shares some his experiences as a trapper with listeners of My Yukon Life. We also learn the story behind the making of the movie. http://media.blubrry.com/myyukonlife/p/www.myyukonlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Ep15-Norman-Winther-JUN-131.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:57 — 10.8MB) | Embed

Episode 6: with Dog Musher and Iditarod Racer Michelle Phillips

(Originally aired live) Michelle Phillips first competed in the Iditarod in 2010, placing 27th in a field of 71 mushers. In 2011, on the heels of competing in her sixth Yukon Quest sled dog race, she ran the Iditarod again. This time she did even better—coming in 17th out of 62. Michelle is considered a […]

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