Olivier Hubert-Benoit


Lengendary Adventurer

I have always been an adventurer deep inside. Very early as a kid, I asked my parents for a compass and maps. As an autodidact, I entered the world of adventure and expeditions.

I discovered the On the Tip of the toes foundation when I created the Gringo’s Running Club, a trail running club. Their values and mission inspired me and motivated me to add a social objective to my adventures and expeditions.

Throughout the years, I participated in various endurance sporting events, marathons, ultra-trails, swimrun and Ironman.

On the expedition side, what I like the most are longer expeditions with a historic background. For example, in 2018, I participated in an expedition on King William Island in the Canadian Arctica. Along with top-level athletes, we walked in full autonomy from Cape Felix to Terror Bay, a 10-day journey in search of artecfact left by Sir John Franklin during his own expedition.

In 2019, the On the Tip of the Toes foundation chose me as an ambassador for the Cryo races. I crossed Lake St-Jean snowshoeing. It’s been a exatraordinary experience that lighted up my desire to explore this region and to get to know more about its history.

In 2021, Olivier attempted to travel accross the Réserve faunique des Laurentides skiing along the Jésuites historical trail, in collaboration with Sébastien Lapierre. The meteorological conditions unfortunately broke their progession, but a second attempt is forecasted in 2023. For all the details: https://www.lapresse.ca/voyage/plein-air/2021-01-03/les-aventuriers-a-suivre-en-2021.php

My Past Adventures

Ironman Lake Placid

Expedition "Following the heritage of Sir John Franklin" in the Arctica