Grande expédition hiver 2018 (14-18) - Jour 1

First text written in the middle surrounded by fir trees and on the frozen lake shore. And here we go for a week of expedition. There are 18 of us, including the participants and the Foundation’s staff. It is the first time for me and many others as well. There are, however, veterans who reassure us with their presence: Robert, an accompanier, is one of them, with seven expeditions to his credit. Virginia, on the other hand, has lost count!

Everyone has his or her own reason for being here, but what seems common to everyone: “Get out of the city, get some rest, get some calm, see nature, meet people, make new friends”. I feel like the real reasons will come out later. Maybe we don’t even know them yet. With my role as a photographer, maybe I don’t know it either. We have seven-hour journey on bus behind us. But above all, we have seven days of adventure ahead of us!

Last night we talked about our goals, our fears. Believe it or not, some of us are afraid of dogs. Yet, we have seven days of walking, along with sled dogs, discussions and mutual help. In short, life with strangers and discoveries.

Hubert Hayaud, Blogger and Photographer for the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation