It’s very rewarding to know something you did had an impact on another person and that’s the main reason I picked up a video camera in the first place – to inspire people to explore this awesome planet of ours.
I received this msg the other day and figured it was worth sharing… Kay had seen my TEDx talk and it appears my story had a positive impact on him. Very cool!
Hi Brett. I think it was 2011 that you presented about your river trips at TEDxMcGill. I was a photographer at that event and your talk is the one that’s stayed with me all these years.
Right now I’m taking a class in documentary filmmaking, we just watched Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek which reminded me of your story and so I just watched Old Man River. Its an impressive film, but an even more impressive expedition. Reading about how Annie has continued to carry people and raise awareness has been impressive as well.
In May I’m going to walk the California coast from San Francisco to Santa Cruz, probably inspired in part by you. Someday I hope to paddle the Nahanni. Your experiences, captured here on video have swollen my heart and I have no doubt that further adventures are ahead.
Thank you so much for sharing, and for being audacious enough to propose such adventures in the first place.