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Bob Henderson

Stories

9th September 2021

The story of the mountaineering anti-expedition of 1971

In 1971 three Norwegian mountaineers embarked on what they called an 'anti-expedition', designed as a statement against prevailing, extractive climbing culture in favour of an ethical, place-responsive approach. Canadian outdoor educator Bob Henderson tells the story.

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Bob Henderson

Bob Henderson

Bob Henderson cut his teeth in summer camp canoe tripping programs in Ontario, Canada. He just kept tripping and mostly travels now with his wife Margot and those same 1970’s camp friends. For over 30 years he has taught and travelled with students as an Outdoor Educator in University settings mostly with McMaster, but most recently with University of Edinburgh and Laurentian Universities. He can be found happy perched on the Oak Ridges Moraine.