SPARK Photo Festival April 25, 2020

Saturday, April 25, 2020 ~ 2:00 – 3:30 pm SPARK Photo Festival & Peterborough Public Library  Trek to Summit of Kilimanjaro & Beyond 345 Aylmer Street North Petrborough, Ontario, K9H 3V7 705-745-5382 Peterborough Library    

Indiana Lola

Excerpt from article by Johnathan K. Matthie:

Guelph: Trek to the Snows of Kilimanjaro

A big THANK YOU to the 70+ attendees who trekked virtually with me to the 19,351’/5895 metre high summit of Kilimanjaro hosted by the Guelph Public Library. I’m pictured here with some of my friends and fellow aviators from Waterloo on the Grand 99s.

Armchair Traveler Lecture Series

A big THANK YOU to the STANDING ROOM only CROWD of 80+ who attended last night’s lecture, Trek the Akshayuk Pass. I had a great time chatting about the adventure and look forward to future opportunities. Photography SHOW & SALE of associated images continues to February 7th, 2020. “Your lecture was fabulous—informative, great eye-candy sprinkled…

Passing the Arctic Circle

At our Windy Lake camp, we discussed staying two nights to facilitate a side-trek climb to the reputedly spectacular Schwartzenbach Falls. We decided against this because we’d be forced to start the following day at 04:30, traverse two serious glacial streams, and walk 14km to our next planned camp, three km north of our planned…

Day 10— 2 KM north of Arctic Circle

Another stunning day. Today’s trail took us along hard-pack dirt paths, warm sand hills, and Windy Lake’s steep rocky moraine. We feel so fortunate as we remember the Park Ranger’s words, “some people do this hike and see nothing but clouds.” Even on our planned day of rest (Day 8), the constant drizzle made the…

Summit Lake area (Day 8 & 9)

After a late start at 17:00 hours on Day 1, we quickly established a pattern of setting camp early-to-mid afternoon, resting, reading, & writing until supper around 17:30 then ETB. Mornings saw us underway by about 06:00 hours, earlier if we needed to cross a Significant River. By noon, the blazing sun had transformed the upper…

Day 7: Glacier & Summit Lakes, Baffin Island

On the trail by 5:30 to capture this serene image of the rising sun on Glacier Lake then onto yet another Significant River Crossing of Turner Glacier runoff. We’re all getting pretty good at crab-walking across the rushing water and leaning forward on our hiking poles to brace ourselves. 07:30 – Breakfast on the four-story-high…