THIS WAS ALL REALLY JUST SORT OF AN ACCIDENT...

Nine years ago, I stumbled into a Norwegian aurora chaser, who wasn't trying to guide tours, or inspire anyone to the best thing they've ever done in their life, but it happened. And after several visits, countless nights aurora chasing, and a few weeks or months with one of the best aurora chasers in the world, Kjetil Skogli in Tromsø, Norway - all I wanted was to one day follow in his footsteps. 

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TAKE ME NORTH, WESTJET!

Blessed at the time with WestJet flight benefits, and the knowledge of my obsession for the winter and the north, I pulled up WestJet's route map online, and very uneducatedly just chose the furthest destination north that they flew into - Yellowknife. And just like that, before I even knew what I was getting myself into - which at the time was very literally a Canada Goose Expedition parka at an outdoors store in downtown Vancouver, I was all in...

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BUT, BEFORE ALL THAT

This entire thing was all just really an accident. More than a few years ago, I was taking photos on top of a dirt hill looking down over a fence and onto a runway at Vancouver International Airport. Quickly, that evolved just months later to commuting to the airport for work everyday with my camera bag on my shoulder, loading airplane bellies with 32kg suitcases, conveniently arming me with flight benefits and airside access for photography.