Four from SHS complete 160 km at Canadian Ski Marathon
Four Selwyn House current and former students completed the Canadian Ski Marathon, North America’s longest and oldest Nordic ski event February 9-10, skiing 80 km from Mont Tremblant to Montebello on Day 1 and 80 km from Montebello to Lachute on Day 2.
The Aitken brothers, Trevor, Grade 10 and Angus, class of 2017, and their dad, Ian ’81, challenged themselves with the highest Coureur des Bois level, which represents the ultimate winter performance. They skied the entire 160-km course in the two days while carrying backpacks containing all the necessities for the overnight camping adventure, including food, sleeping bag and clothing, and spent the night sleeping out under the stars on bales of hay in the Claude Belanger Gold Camp.
The Delplace brothers, Alexis, Grade 10 and Oliver, Grade 8 also skied all 10 sections covering the full 160 km.