The AKOR podcast is the monthly podcast where we talk about everything related to the world of expeditions in Quebec and Canada, with guests from all sports disciplines and all fields, true enthusiasts who have experienced unique and inspiring adventures! People with fascinating stories come to us for long discussions to share with us the results and lessons they have learned from the extraordinary experiences they have had the audacity to live.

Sébastien Lapierre is a former military man, now a firefighter in Quebec City. In addition to his job, he wears various hats, including those of a father and a skilled adventurer. His vast experience of expeditions in remote areas, his progress in long-distance skiing and his background are inspiring: he skied in Greenland in 2010, crossed the mythical Northwest Passage in 2013 and was the first Canadian to reach the South Pole on skis, without outside help and alone in 2016. Together we talked about the challenges of going this long and this far while being a father, about risk management in the field while solo, and about the media coverage of some expeditions in the age of sensationalism. We also discussed his upcoming plans for future expeditions, which are no picnic!

This episode is presented by Exped, a Swiss-born company established in Quebec and Canada for several years. Exped manufactures high-end equipment of professional quality, without compromising between sturdiness and lightness. Whether it is for a floor mattress, a sleeping bag, a tent or an expedition bag, Exped will not leave you empty-handed in the field!

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Nature lovers and enthusiastic adventurers, Caroline Vézina and Emanuelle Carrier have been working in social intervention for several years. The first holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychoeducation from Université Laval, the second completed a bachelor’s degree in psychoeducation at Université de Sherbrooke. We had the opportunity to discuss for a long time with these two exceptional people about a subject that has fascinated us since our young years as summer camp counsellors: how is it possible to put the outdoors and expeditions at the service of education and social intervention? This field of research is in great effervescence and the conversation was very enriching! Inspiration guaranteed.

This episode is presented by Asnes , an internationally renowned Norwegian company that makes skis specially designed for your Nordic adventures, whether extreme or modest!

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Jacob Racine is a professional adventure tourism guide who graduated from Cégep St-Laurent in Montreal in the early 2000s. In addition to his outdoor career, he took part in several significant expeditions in Quebec, including the legendary Karibu Project: a complete 131-day ski crossing of Quebec from Montreal to Kuujjuaq. He was also a participant in the TV program Destination Nord-Ouest, broadcast on TVA in 2008. An outstanding speaker and storyteller, he knows how to share his experiences in a way that makes people think, inspire and make them laugh! At the time of the podcast, Jacob was about to departure for a two-month expedition to reach the geographical centre of South America from the Chilean coast to the heart of the Amazon, by bike and raft! With Jacob, we discussed in detail the highlights of his career as a guide, his main expeditions and explored a very general question: how is it to be a professional guide in Quebec? Guaranteed laughter!

This episode is presented by Hilleberg, the company that makes tents that can withstand the most hostile weather conditions.

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