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Belgian explorer Bert Poffé has a special interest in the First Nations of the North, and indigenous people and nomads in general. Travelling through wild places and learning from nature is what he loves most.

He was lucky to meet inspiring people of different Canadian First Nations such as the the Anishnabe, Atikamekw, Huron and Mic Mac, and to be able to live with nomadic Mongolian families.

 

Bert was most influenced by Canadian trapper, warden, hunter an canoeing guide, Roy Perritt, who became a very good friend. After a canoe crossing of the Algonquin Provincial Park in 2002, and with whom he would participate in more adventures and expeditions afterwards.

 

By exploring some of the wildest, most beautiful and special places in the world, he gained respect for Mother Earth and at the same time he tries to inspire others to go exploring. He is an advocate of the environment and for the indigenous peoples.

Bert tries to go, step by step, towards a more natural and ecological balanced way of life.

 

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES

 

ADVENTURES & EXPEDITIONS

 

Being on an expedition or adventure is what Bert likes most! He is constantly planning and training and looking for more territories to discover and explore.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

 

Sharing his experiences "on the trail" and the lessons learned from nature is also important to him.Bert gives presentations and motivational speeches, based on experiences and lessons learned during his adventures and expeditions and about how he answers his "Call of the Wild".

 

COACHING / GUIDING

As a certified Personal/Life Coach and Hike and Survival Instructor (and member of the Wilderness Guides Association), and based on his experiences as an explorer, having organised prepared and conducted several expeditions and adventures, Bert can coach you for your first or next challenge, be it an adventure, an expedition or a personal, sport or bussines related challenge.

INCENTIVES / TEAMBUILDING

 

Bert facilitates teambuilding projects where "The Call of the Wild", nature and being outdoors play a key role.

Please contact INUKSUK for futher details!

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

Adventures & Expeditions


Atikamekw snowshoe expedition - Canada 2014

Inari Canoeing and Hiking Expedition 2012 – Finland September 2012
Qajaq & Icebergs - Greenland August 2011

Atacama Crossing 2010 - March 2010 Chile
Khuvsgul Dogsled Expedition - Mongolia April 2009
Bushcraft training Scotland – June 2008

Living with the Anishnabe of Kokomville – Québec August 2007

Algonquin Winter Crossing 2006 – Canada / Ontario January 2006

Canoeing adventure in La Vérendruye Park – Canada / Québec August 2004

Algonquin Park Canoeing Crossing – Canada / Ontario September 2002

Hikes in the Scottish Highlands – Scotland - July 2001 & 2002

Hike Sierra Nevada and ascent Mulhacén - Spain September 2001 

Dogsled training - Charlevoix, Canada / Québec March 2001 –

Several trips with the Atikamekw Nation of Manawan – Canada / Québec June 1999 – March 2001

Horsepacking trip in the Canadian Rocky Mountains – Canada / Alberta June 1998

 

Speeches & Presentations

 

Motivatie - sport en voeding - Business Nights by JCI, Leuven
Atikamekw SnowShoe Expedition 2014 - BANFF Mountain Film Festival

Brussels and Antwerp
Presentation "Khuvsgul - Atacama" - VBSF Vlaams Brabant

Presentation of "The Call of The Wild" - Rotary Genk-Staelen 
Presentation "Atacama Crossing 2010" - Rangers BBQ Nationaal Park Hoge Kempen
Presentation "past and future adventures" - Lions Club Tielt Winge
Presentation Documentary “Little Brother“ - Bergsport Vlaams Brabant

Presentation Documentary “Little Brother” - Videohouse

Presentation Expedition Documentary “Thin Ice – Thick Bush” - Rotary Antwerpen
Presentation Expedition Documentary “Thin Ice – Thick Bush” - Library Essen

Presentation Expedition Documentary “Thin Ice – Thick Bush” - Kariboe Leuven

Lecture together with Roy Perritt “Fishing trips in Algonquin Park” - Hero Tienen

 

Incentives

 

Teambuilding KLA-Tencor - Hautes Fagnes
Wild Foods Walk with David Wolfe - Hautes Fagnes
Nature For Life - Nationaal Park Hoge Kempen

Mars Belgium - Chérimont
Antwerpse Notarisen gilde - Chérimont

Witte Kasteelfeesten - Gaasbeek