Shoalts running some rapids. Adam Shoalts, at the summit of a peak in British Columbia. Musk-ox. Ice on the Arctic Ocean, near the mouth of a nameless river explored by Shoalts and Travis Hill in 2014. Shoalts canoeing Camp in the High Arctic, 2014. Shoalts hiking, 2015. Near the summit. Travis Hill and Shoalts posing with the flag of the Six Nations, with the nameless river they explored behind them. 2014. Shoalts with the flag of the Explorer’s Club. Travis Hill with the skull of a musk-ox. 2014. Shoalts dragging his canoe upriver in the Northwest Territories. Making a birch bark canoe. The finished product. Caribou. Large wolf track in the sand, Arctic Expedition 2014. Shoalts with the flag of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, on his solo journey to map the Again River. Huge polar bear that Shoalts encountered alone. Arctic camp. Dragging a canoe upriver. Travis Hill displays dinner on the Nameless Arctic Expedition, 2014. Sun shines through the canopy in the Ecuadorian Amazon, 2011. Photo by Adam Shoalts. Shoalts canoeing the Napo River, a tributary of the Amazon River. 2011. Shoalts drags his canoe upriver alone after his expedition partner quit. Summer 2011. Bear track, 2013. Dragging a heavily laden canoe through endless kilometres of tangled alder bushes and waste-deep leech-infested water is all in a day’s work for a modern-day explorer. (2008 Hudson Bay Lowlands.) Red-tailed boa, scientific name, boa constrictor constrictor. Photograph by Adam Shoalts in the Ecuadorian Amazon. 2011. Adam Shoalts and Wes Crowe wade through the cold spring water of the Grand River’s Elora Gorge. April 2008. Crossing a river, 2004. Snowshoeing. Adam Shoalts with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society flag at the mouth of the nameless river he set off to explore (2011). Exploring is hard work. July 2008. When the current is too strong and shallow to paddle up, one must find other ways to make headway. July 2008. Misty day in the Amazon, 2011. Excavating an ancient Mayan site in the jungles of Belize, 2014. Shoalts’ friend Travis Hill, snowshoeing in the Adirondacks, 2015. Adam Shoalts and Travis Hill on the summit of Mount Tahawus. Elevation: 5,344 feet or 1,629 m. Temperature: -33 C. Winter 2015. Amazon jungle. Again River, 2011. Occupational hazard. 2013. Lecturing. Along a nameless river. Shoalts explores in all four seasons. Into the Unknown, 2011. Snowshoes and crampons for winter wilderness travel, 2015. Overlooking an isolated mountain lake in northern British Columbia, spring 2012. Shoalts canoeing alone near Hudson Bay, 2011. Adam Shoalts scouting the way ahead. Taking some notes in the field. Alone, 2011. The wilderness of New Brunswick from the summit of Mt.Carleton, the highest point in Canada’s maritime provinces, May 2009. Photo by D. Tucker. Shoalts beneath a waterfall, on his solo expedition, 2013. Adam Shoalts Getting around a log jam. Shoalts in white water, fall 2005. Adam Shoalts in the La Cloche Mountains, winter 2010. Dinner on a canoe journey along the Nova Scotian coast, 2014. Exploring mountainside caves in the frozen wilds of northern Canada in the dead of winter is just another day in the life of a modern-day explorer. January 2010. Photo by W. Crowe. Shoalts and his expedition partner Brent Kozuh posing with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society flag on their expedition (2011). Upriver alone, 2011. Shoalts on Prince Edward Island’s north shore, May 2007. Photo by D. Tucker. Adam Shoalts, RCGS president Dr. Paul Ruest, and His Excellency David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. Shoalts presented his expedition flag to the Governor General. 2013. Shoalts in the wilderness of British Columbia, conducting field research, spring 2012. Hudson Bay Lowlands 2011. Adam Shoalts 2013. Shoalts surveys the difficulties ahead on his 2009 expedition to unexplored territory deep in the Canadian wilderness. A-frame shelter built by Adam Shoalts and Dave Tucker, their home in the mountains of New Brunswick. In the Rockies. The biggest tree Shoalts has ever come across in all his travels, in the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, on a small island, September 2009. Adam Shoalts, 2008.