Hood River, Oregon whitewater enthusiasts will get their fix for adventure and exploration this week during Erik Boomer’s Ellesmere Island Expedition slideshow.
For 104 days last year Boomer and partner John Turk circumnavigated the world’s tenth largest island, which just so happens to be located in the polar reaches of our planet.
Using skis, kayaks and boots, the two men traveled 1,485 miles through some of the remotest locations in some of the harshest conditions imaginable. Melting ice, shifting glaciers and the threat of local predators made every day a challenge and every night a celebration.
Hood River can also stand a little bit prouder with Boomer’s accomplishments. While originally hailing from Idaho, Erik lived in the Columbia Gorge’s adventure mecca for many years, honing his incredible whitewater prowess on rivers like the White Salmon River, the Hood River and the legendary Little White Salmon. Now he’s National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and exploring territories and rivers around the world.
If the tales of epic challenges and struggles for survival aren’t interesting enough for you, the pure beauty captured in Boomer’s images will certainly leave you wanting to explore your own island.
Frequently published in the world’s best adventure publications, such as Outside Magazine and Canoe & Kayak, Boomer’s photography sets him apart for other expedition kayakers and world explorers.
Don’t miss this evening of good friends and fantastic inspiration for setting out on your own multi-day kayaking adventure.
When and Where:
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Doors open at 7:00 pm; slideshow starts at 7:30 pm
Columbia Gorge Center for the Arts
215 Cascade Ave, Hood River, Oregon
Can’t make it to Hood River?
Boomer will give a second presentation in Portland, Oregon the following night, Thursday, March 1st. Event will be at Next Adventure Paddlesports Center at 7:30 pm. Free admission.