Canada West Mountain School owner and IFMGA mountain guide Brian Jones has joined Canadian landscape artist and documentary filmmaker Cory Trépanier on his quest to paint Kluane National Park. Brian will lead Cory on a two-week expedition into the Kluane Icefield Ranges as part of the artist’s latest project to document Canada’s National Parks through painting and film.
Cory has been documenting the Canadian wilderness since 2001. In 2006, he embarked on a multi-year project to travel to some of Canada’s most remote wilderness areas in the Arctic, including Baffin and Ellesmere islands. “Into the Arctic II,” an 85-minute documentary film that follows his journey, was nominated for Best Performing Arts/Arts Documentary in the inaugural 2013 Canadian Film Awards (formerly the Gemini Awards). By documenting his painting adventures, Cory hopes to inspire others to experience Canada’s National Parks first hand.
Kluane National Park and Reserve was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. It is also home to Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak and the second-highest peak in North America after Denali. Canada West Mountain School has been leading expeditions into Kluane for more than 15 years.
Stay tuned for more updates on their journey.