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Becoming a Fellow of the RCGS – Expedition Log

downloadAfter being nominated several months a go, yesterday I was accepted into the College of Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. Being a fan of the society, their magazine (Canadian Geographic) and their mission for many years this is a huge honor for me. I am now a voting member of the society and am expected to share their mission of  “imparting a broader knowledge and deeper appreciation of Canada — its people and places, its natural and cultural heritage and its environmental, social and economic challenges”.

In preparing the nomination application to become a fellow I was asked to complete an expedition log. I had never produced a log like this before and it was interesting to me to see just how much time I have slept on the ground while learning, discovering and leading around the world. Because of the number of ‘trips’ I have been fortunate enough to be a part of I have only included expeditions over 7-days in length.

Here is the log if you are interested in checking it out.

Shawn Stratton-RCGS_Fellow-Exp-Resume

Finally I would like to thank Peggy March (@RebelGeo) for nominating me for this position.

Expeditions for me these days usually involve car seats and baby backpacks or some kind of race and are much less than 7-days. To days excursions may not be a grand as some of my past trips but they are just as meaning full to me. I look forward to the day I can bring the girls (Trinity, Sierra, and Alexandra) back to some of the incredible locations I have visited and discover many new ones around the world. I wonder if I will have a partner to climb the last 500 ft of Mt. Logan with me some day…