Hayley Gendron is a multi-disciplined and quietly adventurous character who advocates for indigenous and environmental rights. Without making a song and dance about it all, her experience sees her in the Peruvian and Ecuadorian rainforest working with animals, travelling and adventuring from Patagonia to Canada, and mountaineering and rock climbing all while learning her native language Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) and promoting indigenous rights. When she's not doing this? You can probably find her paddling in the bay around Vancouver or hiking a nearby mountain.
The episode talks about the influence of adventure, purest canoe expeditions (is portaging necessary?), type 2 fun, wearing a hockey helmet for rock climbing, falling in love with landscapes, the Yosemite Of The Sea, indigenous rights and its relation to environmental protection, lessons learned from native languages, an adventure-gone-wrong in Patagonia, and more!
Hayley was a fantastic guest on the show and I hope you enjoy her thoughts, experience, and mindset on adventure and culture.
If you haven't already, you should absolutely go and check out her Instagram, where you can keep up to date. Her tag is @hayoui
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