Sarah McNair

Role

Expedition Guide & Audio-Visual support

Experience

Sarah splits her time between photography / cinematography, personal expeditions and running NorthWinds, an adventure tourism company based in Northern Canada.

Sarah has guided expeditions to the most extreme arctic environments including the North and South Poles. She has also accomplished many personal expeditions travelling extensively through out the polar regions via kite skiing, dog sledding and skiing.

WHAT 3 THINGS CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT ON THE TRIP?

My camera, chocolate and music.

WHAT WILL YOU MISS FROM HOME?

Friends, family, boyfriend, dog team and beer.

Sarah McNair

BIO

Sarah grew up with the Arctic Ocean and a team of dogs in her backyard. No stranger to the cold, she is the youngest person to travel to both the North and South Pole, has traversed the Greenland Ice Cap five times, has ventured into the Gobi desert, has guided an expedition to both the South and North Pole, and kite-skied 3,300 km retracing the Northwest Passage. In 2007 she was nominated for National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year” award and named one of the “Top Ten Women in Adventure” by National Geographic Adventure Magazine.

When she is not in the cold, she spends her time working in film and photography. She has documented all her expeditions, and has directed several documentaries, among others; a 23-minute documentary about waste management in the north, and a 10-minute documentary profiling an Inuit artist, both produced by the National Film Board of Canada. She is also a published photographer, with several photographic exhibits under her belt.

WHY ANTARCTICA2?

Manon asked me to be part of the team, and I was happy to help her document this adventure.

Sarah during Iceland training

WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL BE THE TOUGHEST PART OF THE EXPEDITION?

The long work hours.

WHAT’S BEEN YOUR TOUGHEST CHALLENGE SO FAR?

Kite skiing the NorthWest Passage, an 85-day expedition through the high Canadian Arctic and crossing the Gobi desert in Mongolia by kite.