April Mappy Hour YYC
Join us for a special panel-based Mappy Hour featuring some of the best adventurers in the city of Calgary!
Enjoy a Trolley 5 brew and take in some tales from the world’s most epic trails, including the West Coast Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and adventures in Calgary’s backyard. Bring your questions as you embark on the most adventurous summer of your life.
Panelists confirmed to date include:
Leigh McAdam of Hike Bike Travel, Danny Page from BCA Tours, Justin Cummins a Worldwide adventurer, Paula Worthington Public Relations pro and travel writer, Laval St. Germain Calgary based outdoor athlete and airline captain, and Adam Campbell Canadian mountain and trail runner. Panel will be moderated by Matt Mosteller.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Panelists at 7:30pm
Ticket includes event entry and complimentary Trolley 5 beverage. Seating is first come, first serve.
Travel writer and Adventurer
Leigh McAdam is a Calgary-based writer, photographer and social media enthusiast with over 55K followers. Her blog: HikeBikeTravel.com is frequently cited as one of the top travel and outdoor adventure blogs, and consistently receives over 135,000 page views/month. She shares her enthusiasm for the outdoors as a brand ambassador for Sporting Life, and has worked on campaigns for Travel Alberta, Expedia and CIBC. Leigh is the author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures. Currently, she is co-authoring: 100 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta (spring 2018). A true adventurer, Leigh will try anything once, except perhaps bungee jumping.
Danny Page is an ACMG Hiking guide and, with his wife Talia Page, is the owner and operator of BCA Tours Inc.; a company that offers guided hiking throughout the province of BC with a focus on longer multi-day backpacking trips such as the West Coast Trail, North Coast Trail & Rockwall Trail. Born with a passion for the outdoors, Danny always knew that a 9-5 job was not for him, and that his calling was to build a life around working in the outdoors with people. A Kimberley, BC resident, an outdoor enthusiast and a lover of travel and adventure, when not on the trail Danny is always a guy that is happy to swap stories over a craft beer or nice coffee.
BCA Tours Facebook: www.facebook.com/BCAToursInc/
BCA Tours Instagram: @bcatours
BCA Tours TripAdvisor: www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g181717-d7736006-Reviews-BCA_Tours-North_Vancouver_British_Columbia.html
Personal Instagram: @dannys.page
Public relations pro and travel writer
Paula is the founder of Worthington PR & Story, a communications firm that offers smart, customized PR and writing expertise for brands with a story to tell. She’s also a notable freelance writer and photographer, with her work regularly appearing across newspapers, radio and online magazines. She’s walked with wolves, flown a bush plane, run a marathon in Iceland, tackled the Camino de Santiago in Spain and spent a memorable week hiking Canada’s West Coast Trail. She also finds joy in regular pilgrimages to nearby places like Skoki Lodge and Lake O’Hara. Her next adventure will take her to the middle east when she visits Jordan in April 2018. You can follow her journeys at WandersWild.com.
Laval St. Germain
Laval St.Germain is a Calgary based outdoor athlete and airline captain with an eclectic taste in outdoor pursuits and adventure travel. From the frontier rainforests of South America to ski mountaineering in Nunavut, Iran, Iraq, and being the only Canadian to have summited Mount Everest without oxygen, Laval loves hard trips to hard places.
His most recent hard trip, was rowing a boat, alone and unsupported, across the North Atlantic ocean from Halifax to France, and breaking the record for the fastest solo crossing of the North Atlantic by rowboat.
Laval has climbed & skied off Mount Logan, Barbeau Peak (highest mountain in Nunavut) & one year ago he ran the Grand Canyon solo R2R2R (rim to rim to rim).
Justin Cummins is a professionally trained chef, ex New Zealand soldier, and kiwi hiking guide who is addicted to ultra long distance hiking. Justin completed the Pacific Crest Trail (4,300km) last year and is leaving at the end of April to attempt the Continental Divide Trail (5,000km). His ultimate goal is to earn the Triple Crown of Hiking (check out wikipedia for more info). Last summer’s five month hike involved 146 days of hiking, destroying 5 pairs of shoes, losing 35lbs of body weight whilst consuming 3,500-5,000 calories at day, and some of the best Trail-Angel stories you’ve ever heard. Justin is looking forward to getting back on the trail even if it will be higher, longer, and harder. And 40% of the Continental Divide trail is unmarked which should make things fun!
Go Fund Me : gofundme.com/help-justin-hike-5000km
Adam Campbell likes to “suffer in beautiful places” and loves exploring his backyard and challenging himself on foot, skis and on rock. He was raised on the beaches of Lagos, Nigeria to Canadian parents, but now calls the Canadian Rockies home.
He has competed in, and regularly placed on the podium at, some of the world’s most challenging and competitive mountain running races and trail ultramarathons. This includes podium finishes at the Ultra Trail Mount Fuji, Hardrock 100, UTMB, Squamish 50 and the Canadian mountain running championships.
Adam is also a member of Canada’s ski mountaineering team and has the Fastest Known Time on many Canadian mountains and trails.
Moderator: Matt Mosteller
Matt “Powder Matt” Mosteller is a Powder Highway based influencer, lifelong ski bum and outdoor adventurer, and sought after writer whose work has been published in countless major city newspapers, magazines and outdoor centric websites. When not escaping Grizzly Bear attacks, running wild rivers in Northern BC, or lost in the Arctic in a mid winter expedition, Matt Mosteller, aka Powder Matt, can be found sipping craft coffee in Fernie, BC.