This week’s activity is an adrenaline junkie’s dream, and most people’s worst nightmare – bungee jumping! Bungee jumping involves leaping from a tall fixed object, such as a cliff, a bridge, crane or building, while attached to a large elastic cord. The jumper faces a thrilling free-fall but is met with a rebound as the user is brought upwards again when the cord recoils. They continue to bounce up and down as the kinetic energy wares off, and they are left dangling… until they get pulled back up to try it again, if they dare!
Simon & Trey did their jumps in the spectacular B.C. Rockies with Whistler Bungee!
So beautiful! And scary!
Is Simon.... levitating?!?
Bracing for the recoil!
The second the GoPro snapped off...
Our Icebreaker this week takes us to Heritage Harbour, where we meet local marine conservationist, Scott Bourton and his 70-year-old tugboat, named Ella. Scott runs The Emerald Sea Protection Society which focuses on cleaning up abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear, which is a huge problem for our oceans!
You can learn more about what they do on the Emerald Sea Protection Society website!
Ella the Tug is located in Heritage Harbour , which is a permanent exhibit at the Vancouver Maritime Museum – check it out!
Three men and a boat.
Trey definitely knows his stuff around boats!
There is always a lot of fun to be had behind the scenes on a TV show… here are just a couple of those moments from this episode – enjoy! 🙂
Rainy day of filming...
Not *as* excited...
Can you spot the difference?
The scenery around Whistler Bungee is truly breathtaking!
Introduce your friends to the show !
TREY is 16-years-old from Skidegate in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. He is a visual artist, spruce weaver, and traditional dancer, who’s very proud to have won the traditional men’s dance competition in his own community last year. In his free time, Trey loves to go boating and to visit different islands with his cousins. Although he has to be careful, because he has the occasional run-in with a sea lion! Trey’s dream is to continue pursuing his passion for creating Haida art. When he gets older, he plans to continue living in his community of Skidegate as an artist.
SIMON WHITFIELD is a world champion in the sport of Men’s Triathlon, winning the first gold-medal for the sport at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Simon has since been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and was a flag-bearer for Team Canada not just once, but twice! Now retired from the Olympics, Simon loves to guide outdoor excursions, particularly paddle boarding. Simon is a board game fanatic, is obsessed with old maps, and loves to chill with his kids when he’s not outdoors paddling.