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Based on last year’s Educational Speakers Series on several of its Summer Adventure trips, Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) has put together another line-up of speakers for 2012.
July 24-27: Guests heli-hike in the Bugaboo Mountain range of Western Canada with National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Wade Davis. Davis, an anthropologist, botanist, photographer, author and poet, will give his acclaimed Massey Lectures presentation, “The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World.”
Aug. 5-8: Author and editor Marybeth Bond, an expert on women’s travel and the author of 11 books, leads a heli-hiking escape at CMH’s Bobbie Burns Lodge.
Aug. 8-11: Adventurer and world traveler Brian Keating has led 80 expeditions to some of the planet’s most wildlife-rich corners. The host of the Discovery Channel’s “Going Wild With Brian Keating” joins his wife, Dee, to lead an entertaining family adventure out of the Bobbie Burns Lodge for kids of all ages.
Aug. 26-29: Renowned polar explorer Eric Larsen returns to CMH for a story-rich escape in the Bugaboos. Larsen, the first person to reach both the North and South poles and the summit of Everest in the span of a year, shares his tales with CMH guests.
Sept. 7-10: Join grizzly bear expert Michael Proctor in the Bugaboos for daily hikes, as well as insights into his research with the Trans-Border Grizzly Bear Project. The trip is presented in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and 10 percent of the cost will go directly to the NCC for the protection of ecologically sensitive lands. www.cmhsummer.com