From Brokenness to a Boler: Chris Nelmes

My conversation with Chris went in a direction I could never have predicted. For weeks I’d been talking to outdoor adventurers of all kinds, none who had ever lost sight of the role that their outdoor passions play in their lives (or at least they hadn’t mentioned it). But though he had enjoyed outdoor activities since he was a kid and truly needed the outdoors to keep a clear mind, Chris went through a stage just prior to having kids when the rat race really took over and his commitment to the outdoors evaporated.

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Why Not Bring the Kids? Andrew and Jessica Averett

You’ll find this happy crew of five rafting, backpacking, biking, camping, hiking and skiing whenever they get the chance. It takes a lot of planning and preparation (just check out this post on Tips for Camping with an Infant), but one trip after another, they are proving that it just takes a bit of creativity and research to pursue adventurous activities with your kids.

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Mother of All Bucket Lists: Tanya Koob

Tanya, a full-time mom, part-time office administrator and budding writer, found her love for hiking after university in the mountains of South Korea, where she was teaching English. Upon returning to Canada, her love for outdoor adventure grew alongside a new love in her life, her (now husband) Mark, who also enjoyed hiking and scrambling. Over the years they began to tackle bigger objectives and Tanya developed a fairly extensive (and impressive) bucket list of trails, treks and peaks she wanted to “tag” prior to settling down and starting a family.

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