|Alexandre Marois Photo|
I've never been a creature of norms. Infact, I've spent most of my life either paddling a canoe or dangling from a cliff. Before I'd evolved into a rock scaling mammal, I spent the majority of my childhood on whitewater canoe trips, hiking expeditions or playing five sports in a school year. I've always had difficulty sitting still, and the thought of being couped up indoors makes my skin crawl. My love for pristine landscapes is what first attracted me to outdoor adventure sports, and now it runs through my veins. Since highschool I have been involved in outdoor educational programs and adventure camps. By the time I graduated from highschool I was a fully certified ORCA canoe guide, with an array of rivers and paddling kilometers under my belt. After highschool and several application stages, I got accepted into the renown Outdoor Adventure Program at Algonquin College along with only 50 other applicants. After two years of intense training, I graduated with honours and with a new found passion for rock climbing!