While in Ottawa last week, I dropped in on Parliament Hill and had a visit with Prime Minister Trudeau, with whom I paddled the Nahanni River in the campaign to expand the national park boundary.
I had a photo of Justin and his dad on a ’92 Tatshenshini trip with us and a copy of the 1906 Border Survey panorama we had discovered 4 years ago. When he saw the photo he laughed and expressed great relief that it wasn’t a photo of him jumping naked into the iceberg-filled lake… which really happened!
I shared a copy of the Boundary Survey panorama of Alsek Lake which shows the Lake completely filled with the Alsek Glacier in 1906 and a 2016 photo by Dave Prothero showing the same location now with only random ice-bergs (where the famous naked dip occurred), and thanked him for the recent 1.3 billion Budget commitment to Conservation.
Later I had a meeting with the Minister of Tourism, In my capacity as Chair of the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon, to discuss issues related to Northern Tourism.