Women Explorers Choosing a Life of Adventure
Some adventures present more of a psychological than a physical challenge, so being an explorer definitely requires you to push your limits. Caroline Côté is one of Québec's great ambassadors in this field, and is well-respected all over the world. Though it is often experienced in extreme conditions that push us out of our comfort zone, exploration is nevertheless synonymous with freedom . . . A discussion with an adventurer who wasn't afraid to leave everything behind to be a part of the world of exploration, still predominantly male. In a conversation with Pascale Vézina Rioux, with whom she set off on a journey through Kuururjuaq National Park, Caroline will talk to us about the strong women she met along the way and her desire to open the way for future women explorers.
A former ad executive, Caroline Côté left everything behind to become a photographer and adventure filmmaker. At only 31 years old, she has already taken part in four major expeditions (XP Antarctik, Pull of the North, Qamanic, and ÉlectrON), some in as-yet-unexplored regions of the globe, enjoying complete autonomy. From Antarctica to Yukon, through Alaska and Northern Québec, she returns with tales about nature conservation and learning how to surpass oneself. Caroline is also an ultramarathon runner who loves running in high altitude (65 km, 85 km, or 125 km).