Sarah McNair Landry

Sarah McNair-Landry

  • 2017 — Speaker, Film Subject
  • 2012 — Speaker, Special Guest

Before she was 20 years old, Sarah McNair-Landry racked up several firsts in the world of Arctic adventure. McNair-Landry grew up in Iqualuit, the capital city Canada’s territory of Nunavut, with a team of dogs and plenty of frigid weather. The photographer and filmmaker has traversed the Greenland Ice Cap five times and was the youngest person to reach both the North and South Poles. Her 3,300-kilometer-kite-skiing traverse of the Northwest Passage earned her a nomination for the 2007 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. A 2016 expedition took her, along with Erik Boomer and Ben Stookesberry, on a 46-day crossing of the Greenland Ice Cap in search of first kayaking descents of rivers that end in the Arctic Ocean. This adventure is depicted in the film Into Twin Galaxies (Mountainfilm 2017).

Related Films

FilmYearCountryDurationFestival Years
Into Twin Galaxies2016Greenland/Austria52mins2017Details »