After the Sochi Olympics I traveled to Ireland to visit family and to give my body a rest after a successful ski season. In short time I was eager to set out on another adventure. I returned to Canada and joined my friend Liam on an expedition to the Monts Groulx region of northern Quebec – near the Labrador border. A group of our friends had traveled to the area at the beginning of March and had to turn back due to frigid temperatures near -40C. We went two weeks later and still had temperatures around -20C but generally things were very comfortable. I have never felt so exposed and far away from civilization. Since there were only two of us, we were very aware of our vulnerability and our need to work together to stay safe and healthy. The trip was a great success, we especially enjoyed skiing wherever we desired. With no marked trails to guide us, we used our topographical maps and mainly followed water courses to stay oriented. We only saw a tiny proportion of the vast untouched landscape, I look forward to returning again one day.