Storm chaser George Kourounis will be speaking in Ottawa on April 24, 2013.
On April 24, 2013, join storm chaser and global adventurer George Kourounis as he showcases his most harrowing adventures, and misadventures, from his travels to the most remote and dangerous places on Earth to document extreme forces of nature such as tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes, avalanches and deadly caves.
Congratulations to the winners of the Whatever the Weather photo contest!
Photographer J. David Andrews, the Weather Network's John Gallant and Canadian Geographic photo editor Laura Stanley had the difficult job of selecting the winning photos from more than 14,600 submissions.
The judges chose the winning weather shots based on composition, content/originality, technical quality and visual impact. Watch the video above to hear why the winning photos stood out for them.
I noticed the smell immediately. After climbing into my tent the thick odour was awful!
"My tent stinks like a dog house!" I moaned, disgusted. "It absolutely reeks!"
But no dog had crossed my tent's threshold. No canine pup had curled up on my new sleeping bag for days.
Then it struck me. I was the rotten and rotting mutt. It smelled as if I were practically composting! My last shower had been in Carmack, YT, six days before. Six days of hard river paddling, including one day where ...
A few nights ago, I arrived in Fort Selkirk, a ghost town with an incredible history. I paddled all day in terrible winds and rain to get here. It was a total of 90 kilometres in one day. I was exhausted.
The rain has continued ever since. Robert Campbell, a Hudson’s Bay Company official, set up a trading post here in about 1850 where the Pelly River meets the Yukon River. Two years later, First Nations people burned the post and chased Campbell away. Then in the 1890s, before the Klondike ...