Friday, March 11, 2016

#EBCTeam2016: Jocelyne Collin

When did the global fascination with Everest begin? In the early 20th century, when George Mallory was planning his expedition, explorers had reached both the North Pole and South Pole and there was a passion for new frontiers. Everest, the so-called "third pole," represented a new and interesting challenge.

Jocelyne Collin is our next #EBCteam2016 climber, and Everest Base Camp represents a "new and interesting challenge" for her as well.

Jocelyne has explored the outdoors all of her life.  She grew up in a small town in the east coast of Canada where hunting, fishing and snowmobiling  were part of daily life.  She now resides in Western Canada where she became familiar with the Rocky mountains.

From there, her love of the mountains blossomed and she continues to explore the world's mountain ranges.  She has climbed in the South American Andes, European Alps as well as the Russian Caucasus chains.  Her mountain accomplishments also include reaching the summits of  Kilimanjaro as well as Elbrus.

"This is my first trip to the Himalayas.  I have wanted to explore this part of the world for many years and I am very excited to have an opportunity to see that part of the world.  I am grateful to outward bound in providing us with such a wonderful experience as part of a fundraising event.”

To support Jocelyne in raising funds for Outward Bound Canada's charitable programs, please visit her personal fundraising page

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