When The Wild Geese stood on the shores of Ireland, a rare feeling captured them. Although uncertain of what lay ahead for them, they displayed a rare sense of adventure – facing whatever the sea had to challenge them.
Many people might believe this age to over. That all corners of the map have now been filled in. But one young explorer is adamant that this isn’t so.
‘The age of exploration is not over. There are still these unexplored places on Earth that are still giving up their secrets’ explains Adam Shoalts, who is becoming an authority on modern day exploration.
Originally from Fenwick, Ontario, the Canadian native heads north a few times each year to go to places where conventional maps stop. He has recently returned from scouting the Again River – found in the north of the country and not yet on any map. There he discovered something extraordinary – a series of waterfalls.
Adam didn’t see it coming and was swept over the edge, a fall which damaged his canoe. Luckily he was unhurt and could continue down the river.
‘I though “this is astonishing, I just discovered a waterfall. How great.” Never did I guess that there would be eight more waiting for me down river. One was over 40 feet tall, which possibly makes it the largest waterfall discovered in Canada in almost 100 years’
In his explorations, Adam has come across grizzly bears, wasps, vicious rapids, and unexpected surprises like the waterfalls. But the challenges along the path don’t distract him from the pure excitement that comes from exploring these new frontiers – ‘I love the idea of being the first, the glory of discovery’