ARCATA, Calif., (March 22, 2010) â€“ Always proud to be part of an exciting expedition, Kokatat has provided paddling apparel to 23-year-old Mathieu Jean for an expedition that will circumnavigate the provinces of Quebec and Labrador, a distance of 10,000 kilometres. Kokatat is pleased to support Jean as he attempts the first recorded circumnavigation of these Canadian provinces and conquer what he calls his personal â€œEverest.â€
Jean, a Level 3 sea kayaker with the FQCK (La FÃ©dÃ©ration QuÃ©bÃ©coise du Canot et du Kayak), will depart in the beginning of April and, due to arctic weather and freezing waters during the winter months, will cover the circumnavigation over a two year period. He is hoping to paddle 6,000km in the first seven months depending on weather conditions. The second leg of the expedition will commence in 2011.
â€œMany people have a childhood dream of climbing Everest. My childhood dream was to do something extraordinary around my province,â€ Jean said. â€œThis will be my first long solo expedition and when I return I want to do presentations for school kids and the public to demonstrate that you can conquer your personal â€˜Everest,'â€ said Mathieu.
Kokatat will provide Jean with the following apparel:
â€¢ GORE-TEXÂ® Expedition Dry Suit
â€¢ ProFIT Tour Life Jacket
â€¢ Nomad booties
For more information about the expedition and to follow Mathieu Jean's blog during the expedition, please visit: http://circumquebec2010.webs.com/.
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