People who know me know I'm pretty quiet, and aren't generally surprised to hear I like being out in the woods on my own. Having spent most summers in the Yukon as a kid, I used to hike and climb everyday looking out at Mount Logan. As a teenager, I started mountain biking, backcountry skiing and climbing in Squamish. But my enjoyment of the outdoors really got going when I joined Scouts, and then later, Search and Rescue in Lions Bay.
What motivates me more than a view or the feeling of summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro, is thinking about my own kids and how I'd feel if they needed help. I think of the doctors and nurses I know who work with kids and of the stories they've shared and of friends whose kids have suffered. I know what it meant for my friends to go through that, to put their lives on hold, and deal with all sorts of hardships, all because when your kid is sick, you'll do anything. So whatever we can do to make it easier for people like them, I'm all for it!
"A man who dares to waste an hour of time has not discovered the value of life."
- Charles Darwin