Shephard, a wilderness guide and expedition leader by trade, will set out on January 22, 2010. An exceptionally isolated, storm torn island, South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean is isolated as its nearest neighbour is 1,400 kilometers away. As hostile, dangerous, and foreboding as it feels, South Georgia is charmed with dramatic and stunning beauty that has a power to draw daring adventurers.
Kokatat will supply Shephard with several of their acclaimed women’s-specific products including:
- women's GORE-TEX® Expedition Dry Suit
- women's GORE-TEX® Whirlpool Bib
- ProFIT Tour PFD
- women's OuterCore long sleeve top and pants.
In 1999 Shephard was the first woman to solo sea kayak the 1,200 kilometers circumnavigation of Vancouver Island, followed by another epic adventure in 2005 when she was the first woman to solo sea kayak the rugged and exposed coast of the sacred Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). Shephard has spent nearly a decade guiding tours of Antarctica.
The two month expedition will include a seven-to-ten day open ocean crossing onboard the sailing vessel Northanger, departing from Ushuaia, Argentina and heading to King Edward Point on the East coast of South Georgia Island. Shephard’s journey will be showcased in a documentary film as well as a series of multi-media photo presentations to inform the public on the Albatross situation.
Additional information available here: http://www.kayakingtosavealbatross.com
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