Translated from La Press »
On April 28, Samuel Lalande-Markon and Simon-Pierre Goneau reached Cape Anaulirvik (Wolstenholme) after a demanding three-month journey over 3,000 kilometers in difficult weather conditions.
“For me, it was something very emotionally charged,” comments Simon-Pierre Goneau. It’s a project that I had in mind for five years, so it was the realization of a dream. »
For his part, Samuel Lalande-Markon let himself be captivated by the landscape.
“It was really the most beautiful of our entire crossing.
Samuel Lalande-Markon has extensive experience in epic journeys: in 2018, he linked Montreal to Kuujjuaq by bike and canoe, a 31-day epic with David Désilets. In 2021, he had teamed up with the same partner to cross the province in an east-west axis, from Blanc-Sablon to the Cree community of Waskaganish, on the shores of James Bay.
For Simon-Pierre Goneau, this is his first major expedition, which he concocted after discovering that the southernmost point of Quebec was on private land near marker 720, at the border Canadian-American. With the permission of the owner, he undertook his crossing in 2020 by bicycle. Unfortunately, bad weather conditions and the pandemic forced him to abandon the project in Chisasibi, on James Bay.
He decided to resume this year, starting from Chisasibi. Samuel Lalande-Markon joined him there, leaving a fortnight earlier from the famous terminal 720 solo.
Read the rest of the article and see more photos of their adventure at La Press (in French)
Elsewhere » Le Soleil (FR) / Espace (FR) / Explorersweb (EN) /