For all our expeditions, we have made over a hundred appearances in the national and international media.
Here’s a selection!
“In the Arctic archipelago, the ghosts of Franklin’s expedition remind us that danger is everywhere. The cold can break you physically, the white as far as the eye can see can drive you mad. As they set out on Canada’s first north-south human-powered crossing through the white hell of pack ice, a polar bear highway and the deadly waves of Nunavut’s great lakes, two adventurers from Quebec City would soon face a choice: move forward or be swallowed up.”
“In mid-November, Guillaume Moreau and Nicolas Roulx cycled up to Point Pelee, the southernmost point of Canada. The pair had started 234 days, almost eight months, earlier at a small weather station halfway up Ellesmere Island. For 7,600km, they had hauled sleds, canoed, sort of canoed, and cycled almost the vertical length of Canada. It had never been done before. No one had ever tried. Such firsts are incredibly rare nowadays.”
“Next March, five friends will embark on an extreme expedition, a historic expedition, never before attempted: to cross Canada in its north-south axis, by human power, without interruption. A 7,600-kilometer expedition lasting 6 to 7 months. Physiology and nutrition specialist Angelo Tremblay sees the AKOR 2021 expedition as a goldmine of information. By transforming these explorers into scientific subjects, he will be able to measure the impact of an extreme expedition.”
“Data collection is an essential part of the scientific process. But some people go to extraordinary lengths to collect their samples! Such is the case for Guillaume Moreau, a doctoral student in forestry sciences, and his five expedition companions. In 2018, they covered 1,600 km on foot and by canoe in northern Quebec and Labrador in just over 2 months.”
“From Nunavut to Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, the members of the AKOR expedition covered some 7,600 km in seven months, on skis, canoes and bicycles. Pénélope McQuade reunites with adventurers Guillaume Moreau and Nicolas Roulx, whom she met last February prior to their departure. Accompanied by their teammate Catherine Chagnon, who joined them along the way, they proudly recount the highlights of their expedition and describe the territories they crossed.”
“Canada’s longest north-south crossing comes to an end at Point Pelee National Park after a journey of almost 7,500 km and 234 days. Nicolas Roulx and Guillaume Moreau were in Tilbury on Monday morning, some 40 km from their final goal.”
“Guillaume Moreau and Nicolas Roulx, two adventurers from Quebec City, have skied, walked, canoed and cycled 7600 kilometers in eight months to complete the first human-powered north-south crossing of Canada. Setting out from northern Nunavut on March 19, 2021, the members of the AKOR expedition reached Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, on November 8.”