Inspired Soles

Ray Zahab | Canadian Explorer

November 15, 2022 Carolyn Coffin and Kim Senechal Episode 111
Inspired Soles
Ray Zahab | Canadian Explorer
Show Notes

Ray Zahab is a Canadian Explorer, ultra distance runner and Founder of the non-profit impossible2Possible. A recent recipient of the Meritorious Service Cross of Canada, Ray is an Explorer in Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In 2015 Canadian Geographic recognized Ray as one of Canada’s Top Explorers. He has ran almost 20,000km across the world’s deserts, and performed unsupported expeditions in some of the coldest places on the planet.  He and family live in Chelsea, Quebec.

In this episode we talk about:

  • How Ray decided to quit smoking at the age of 30 and take up adventure sports
  • The personal revelations he received after winning his first ultra, the Yukon Ultra (100 miler)
  • Why he loves to explore the most extreme climates on the planet at the most extreme times of year
  • His passion for youth, commitment to involving schools in his expeditions, and his charity
  • The wisdom and perspective he brings as he faces a recent diagnosis of cancer
  • What’s coming up next including a new book and new expeditions!

Ray’s buoyancy and passion for life and what he gets to do with his are readily apparent as you listen to him talk.

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