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Hiking guests get the inside scoop: The 2011 CMH Speakers Series

Posted by Sarah Pearson on Tue, Mar 22, 2011

Want to know what makes a popular but contentious journalist tick? Be enthralled and amused by an anthropologist's adventures? Learn about the challenges of polar expeditions? Or how about hiking along side a grizzly bear expert? Look no further - this year CMH Summer Adventures is adding an outstanding line-up of guest speakers on several of its trips. Why?  Just because we love to learn more about the world around us.

Brian Keating hikes at CMHKicking off our speakers series July 8 - 12 in the Bobbie Burns, join anthropologist, naturalist and world traveler Brian Keating for a 4-night escape. Having led some 80 expeditions to remote locations around the world, Brian will entertain guests with presentations on his adventures, including Penguins in Paradise, Madagascar Magic, and Animal-Assisted Mountain Adventure. Witness what made Reader's Digest select Brian as its 2006 "Canadian Hero of the Year" for his global environmental efforts. 
One of the Globe & Mail's best-read columnists Canadian journalist Christie Blatchford, who is known for her fearless approach to controversial subjects, will join the adventure at the Bobbie Burns, July 27 - 30. Christie will talk about how journalism has changed throughout her career and will address the topic of "What journalism says about us." Get ready for a great debate.

August 2 - 5, Bugaboo guests will be able to speak with grizzly bear expert Michael Proctor learning even more about these facinating and mysterious beasts. One evening, Dr. Proctor, who specializes in the grizzly bears of Western Canada's Kootenay region, will lead an engaging discussion on his recent research and work to protect grizzly bear habitat, as well as sharing his wisdom and insight (not to mention humor) each day during hikes and walks in the pristine mountain terrain.  

Eric Larson to hike at CMHRenowned polar explorer Eric Larsen headlines the final trip of this speaker series with a 3-day heli-hiking adventure from the Bugaboo Lodge, August 23 - 26. Guests will have the opportunity to speak with Eric about his polar expeditions and passion for the snow, as well as his commitment to the environment. At the lodge, he will present "Into the Heart of Cold," detailing his 2010 accomplishment of journeying to both the North and South Poles as well as summiting Mt. Everest all within the space of a year.

The beauty of these CMH Summer Adventures is the added value - these trips don't cost a penny more to enjoy. Just book your space on one of these trip dates and you can hike, walk, climb, or amble along side these amazing and facinating keynote personalities.

Tags: Adventure Travel, Bobbie Burns Lodge, heli-hiking, Speaker Series, CMH Summer Adventures, Bugaboo Lodge, Educational Travel