Frank Wolf (adventurer)

Frank Wolf (born 1970) is a Canadian adventurer,[1] writer,[2]filmmaker,[3] and environmentalist.[4] He is known for books, feature magazine articles, online columns, and films that document wilderness expeditions around the world, with a focus on the Canadian North.[5] His expeditions include being the first to canoe across Canada in one season and cycling 2,000 km in winter on the Yukon River from Dawson to Nome. In 2020 he was named One of Canada's Greatest 90 Explorers of All Time by Canadian Geographic Magazine.[6] and in 2012 he was named one of Canada's Top Ten Adventurers by Explore Magazine.[7] His first book of adventures Lines on a Map, was released in October 2018 by RMB.[2][8][9] His films include Wild Ones,[10] The Hand of Franklin, Kitturiaq, On the Line, Mammalian, and Borealis, all of which broadcast on CBC's Documentary Channel in Canada.[11]

Frank Wolf
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Frank Wolf during 'Maze of the North' expedition

ExpeditionsEdit

 
Map of Frank Wolf's self-propelled expeditions in North America

WritingEdit

Wolf is a regular feature writer, blogger, and photographer[54] for Explore (magazine)[55] and has written dozens of features for other publications including Mountain Life Magazine,[56] Coast Mountain Culture Magazine,[57] Westjet Magazine,[58] Canoeroots Magazine,[59] Reader's Digest,[51] Action Asia, Adventure Kayak Magazine,[46] Paddler Magazine, Wend Magazine, and the Vancouver Province. His first book Lines on a Map, published by Rocky Mountain Books, was released in October 2018.[60][8]

FilmsEdit

Public speakingEdit

Wolf has given talks about his adventures and environmental work at TEDx,[77][78] FEAT,[79] and numerous other events.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Explore Magazine profile". Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
  2. ^ a b "Lines on a Map book on Amazon Canada".
  3. ^ "Frank Wolf". IMDb.
  4. ^ "Canoe & Kayak Magazine profile".
  5. ^ "Midwestern Gentleman Magazine profile".
  6. ^ "Canada's 90 Greatest Explorers of All Time". Canadian Geographic.
  7. ^ "Explore Magazine Top 10 Adventurers". Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
  8. ^ a b "Lines on a Map". Rocky Mountain Books.
  9. ^ "Lines on a Map book on Amazon.com".
  10. ^ "Wild Ones film trailer".
  11. ^ "On The Line on CBC's documentary channel". CBC News.
  12. ^ "Goba Expedition". Explore Magazine.
  13. ^ "Pikialasorsuaq Expedition". Polar Bears International.
  14. ^ "Sa Tu Expedition". Kokatat.
  15. ^ "Qwunus Expedition". kokatat.
  16. ^ "Symbiosis". Kokatat.
  17. ^ "Sine Tanize Expedition Photo Essay". Kokatat.
  18. ^ "The Bear and the Wolf Paddle North". Kokatat.
  19. ^ "Canoeing Saunaland". Paddling Magazine.
  20. ^ "Canoeing Saunaland". Explore Magazine.
  21. ^ "A Fine Finnish". Explore Magazine.
  22. ^ "On Rae's Trail". Arcteryx.
  23. ^ "Charles Dickens had him shunned". Coast Mountain Culture.
  24. ^ Isl, A. Photo Essay From Frank Wolf's 230km Ski Tour Across Baffin (August 15, 2018). "Ski touring through the Land That Never Melts". The Bird Blog - Arc'teryx.
  25. ^ Mckenzie, Kevin Hinton & Ryan. "Explore Magazine". Explore Magazine.
  26. ^ "Paddlers embraced by elders after 35-day journey".
  27. ^ "Curious wolf on Back River campsite".
  28. ^ "Maze of the North Expedition". www.facebook.com.
  29. ^ "Methuselah and the Ancients of Bylot". The Bird Blog - Arc'teryx. December 20, 2017.
  30. ^ "Images from Angilaaq summit images".
  31. ^ "Canoe expedition travelling 1600 km from Saskatchewan to Nunavut". Canadian Geographic. July 25, 2016.
  32. ^ "Expedition Album".
  33. ^ "CBC's 'As it Happens' Interview".
  34. ^ "HOME". wild-ones.
  35. ^ Mckenzie, Kevin Hinton & Ryan. "Explore Magazine". Explore Magazine.
  36. ^ "Frank Wolf". www.facebook.com.
  37. ^ "Sandy Lake First Nation article". Archived from the original on 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  38. ^ "Mainstream Last First". mainstreamlastfirst.com.
  39. ^ "Trans-Nunavik expedition : 2012 Expeditions". www.rcgs.org.
  40. ^ "Westjet inflight magazine UP! feature "Tales of a Double Dipper"". Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
  41. ^ "Interview on CBC's "The Current"". CBC News.
  42. ^ "Feature article in UP! magazine "Exploring Yellowknife by Canoe"".
  43. ^ "Canoeroots - Spring 2009". content.yudu.com.
  44. ^ "Canoeroots Magazine Cover Feature "On the Line"".
  45. ^ "Feature article in Outpost Magazine".
  46. ^ a b "Adventure Kayak - Spring 2006". content.yudu.com.
  47. ^ "Clip from CTV film "Across Asgaard"".
  48. ^ "Clip from CTV film "Taming the Motoco"".
  49. ^ "National Geographic Article".
  50. ^ "Clip from CTV film "Tiger Tracking on the Nam Pha"".
  51. ^ a b "Choose Your Own Misadventure: When Wilderness Expeditions Take a Wrong Turn".
  52. ^ "Canadian Geographic Magazine article". Archived from the original on 2013-10-18.
  53. ^ "Article on Clipper Canoes website". Archived from the original on 2013-10-18. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
  54. ^ "Explore Magazine blog".,
  55. ^ "Explore Magazine Article 'In the Land of Hairy Beasts'".,
  56. ^ "Mountain Life Magazine feature 'Ancient and Modern'".,
  57. ^ "Frank Wolf on Instagram: "A nice little two-pager I put together for the latest issue of @coastmountainculture magazine #canoe #adventure #nunavut @mec @esquifcanoes…"". Instagram. Archived from the original on 2021-12-26.
  58. ^ "Satisfy the need for adventure with a canoe trip in Northern Ontario". July 17, 2012.
  59. ^ "Feature article in Canoeroots magazine "Frank Wolf's Dirty Little Secret"".
  60. ^ "Lines on a Map book on Amazon".
  61. ^ "Wild Ones film review in 'The Westender'".
  62. ^ "2017 Waterwalker Film Winners".
  63. ^ "VIMFF Wild Ones".
  64. ^ "RAIIFA". www.ramuno-atelje.lt.
  65. ^ "VIMFF film awards 2015". Archived from the original on 2015-02-25.
  66. ^ Mckenzie, Kevin Hinton & Ryan. "Explore Magazine". Explore Magazine.
  67. ^ "SFIOFF Award Winners".
  68. ^ "2014 Waterwalker Film Festival Winners".
  69. ^ "Canoe&Kayak Magazine Interview with Frank Wolf".
  70. ^ Mckenzie, Kevin Hinton & Ryan. "Explore Magazine". Explore Magazine.
  71. ^ "On The Line at SCFF".
  72. ^ "Kendal Mountain Festival Winners 2011". www.ukclimbing.com.
  73. ^ "2011 RPFF Award Winning Films". Archived from the original on 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  74. ^ "Borealis the Grand Prize Winner at 2009 VIMFF". Archived from the original on 2014-07-26.
  75. ^ "Exhibit Eh! segment clips".
  76. ^ "The Best Age for Sex: Have You Peaked? – Frank Wolf". frank-wolf.net.
  77. ^ "TEDx talk about Frank's work as an Adventure Filmmaker".
  78. ^ "TEDx talk about Frank's journey along the proposed route of the Northern Gateway Pipeline".
  79. ^ "FEAT talk about Wolf's work (humorous)".

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