Partner: Outdoor Explore

By John Gill - Nov 04, 2018

Outdoor Explore are one of two partners involved in the organization of the 2020 Canadian Kanchenjunga Expedition (or CanKan2020 for short). An ambitious trip of this size requires a lot of hours spent planning, emailing, researching, meeting potential team members, arranging transport, etc. Outdoor Explore are experts in wilderness travel in Canada and also organize treks to Nepal so they have the experience and knowledge required to make it happen.

John Gill on the summit of Ama Dablam with Everest behind
Outdoor Explore trek in the everest region
Outdoor Explore guests on Thorang-La Pass

As the co-founder of Outdoor Explore and also the Operations Director, it's my job to organize and outfit all our wilderness trips and trekking vacations, and oversee their safe execution. I’ll be drawing on all this experience to plan the Kanchenjunga expedition. However, I must acknowledge all the hard work and support of the rest of the Outdoor Explore team in helping to make this dream come true. Building a solid climbing team is one of the hardest jobs, and we've all been searching through our contact lists to see who would be a good fit in our local area. Similarly, we've all been involved in seeking out sponsors and partners to help support and fund the expedition.

Outdoor Explore is involved in a number of other ways, from providing equipment, to creating this website, to developing training plans for the team. We will also be calling on the skills of our marketing team to help us promote the expedition and get it into the public eye. The hope is that we will find a charity in Nepal to work with to raise funds for a good cause, so publicity is key to help us support said charity.

If you'd like to learn more about what Outdoor Explore does, Check out the Outdoor Explore website. Follow the expedition on social media with the tag #CanKan2020

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