Friday, July 25, 2008

Above and Beyond progressing with the mission and posting as they go

A pair of adventurers, Leonardo Silveira and Benjamin Jordan left Prince Rupert earlier this month with a mission to travel by paramotor across the province, with the destination of Nelson and a goal of arrival on August 8th, an arrival which will more than likely be the talk of the Shambhala festival in the southeastern corner of the province .

Along the way they will be dropping in on a number of communities across the province, raising awareness about deforestation and creating a documentary on their journey as they go along. With camera apparatus as part of their main equipment on the paramotors, they are providing some fascinating pictures of the Northern part of the province, highlighting their concern over the state of our forests.

They have been posting photos and commentary as their tour progresses, with the most recent ones posted from the Smithers to Burns Lake leg of their journey.

You can follow along with their progress from their website Above and Beyond Canada, which provides a fair amount of background about them and the message they are delivering from the air.

The YouTube video at the top of this article is from Day one of their project as the pair departed Prince Rupert and began their journey to Nelson.

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