For over 30 years, “Ben” has been passionate about the North, and fascinated by its people, their stories and their way of life. From Antarctica to the Arctic, he had brought guests kayaking and hiking, introducing them to nature.
He has travelled through and lived in Russia, Siberia and the Canadian Arctic. 20 years ago, he embarked on a 3-year bike tour from Paris to Montreal, taking the long route, with his dog Misha, where he developed a deep respect and admiration for people living in extreme Northern conditions.
More recently, Ben was attracted to snow sailing and sees this method of travel as a means connect with the people he is drawn to so strongly. He has introduced Inuit youth to snow sailing and believes the sport can be a link to their past allowing Inuit youth to connect with the land.
He currently lives in Iqaluit with his wife, daughter and two sons. With 4 children and a dog to care for, he feels blessed to be able to live and explore our majestic North.