No Road To Churchill

In my childhood I believed that the hero always wins; that his adventure would always end in victory, but every adult has learned the stark lesson that Disney isn’t reality. Life throws curve balls and we are all sure to strike out every so often. Some folks are crushed by defeat more often than others, but what makes a hero is that he endures. Through our trials, however big or small, we are making discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
— Matt Cairns in Sidetracked Volume 03

In June 2014, Matt and Canadian Jocelyn McLean paddled over 990 miles (1,500 kms) from Winnipeg to the arctic town of Churchill, where no roads will reach. The journey lasted 64 days and Matt's photo essay describing several hellish days on the trail was internationally published by the UK based Sidetracked Magazine.