Sarah McNair-Landry

 Sarah McNair-Landry 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, kite skied 3,300 kilometers, retracing the northwest passage and spent 120 days circumnavigating Baffin Island by dog team. 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). McNair-Landry owns and runs NorthWinds Expeditions, is the first woman to be recognized by the International Polar Guides Association as Master Polar Guide and has guided expeditions to both poles. When not in the cold, she works in film and has directed several documentaries, including Way of the North and Gauge, plus several films produced by the National Film Board of Canada: Taking Shape, Project Iqaluit, and Pour ne pas perdre le Nords. She directed A Baffin Vacation (Mountainfilm 2023) alongside Erik Boomer.

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