Saturday, March 26, 2005

Lost in Siberia

Actually, they're not lost and they are doing something totally incredible. My old friend (and first boyfriend!) Tim Harvey and fellow Canadian adventurer Colin Angus are trekking from Vancouver to Moscow using only bicycles, skis, and a rowboat. They have a great website that details their expedition with weekly updates and has fantastic photographs of their journey. They are raising the profile of zero-emission transportation along with the David Suzuki Foundation, as well as promoting an interest in culture and geography for school-aged kids.

My last email from Tim explained how he was out purchasing bear fat to smear over all the exposed parts of his skin in order to prevent frostbite. Who else can say that their first boyfriend ended up in Siberia without a hint of sarcasm?

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