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Not many people can jot down "professional ice climber" as their job description, but then again, Will Gadd is an utterly unique person. A seriously driven individual, he's won ice climbing gold medals at the X Games, set the world distance record for paragliding twice, climbed multiple icebergs, and traveled the world as a host of Discovery's Fearless Planet. An explorer at heart, Will Gadd lives with a sheer desire to discover and push boundaries. 

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But Gadd's outdoor journey started in an unlikely way: when he took a semester off to work for a federal district court judge. Whilst receiving a comprehensive tour of the criminal justice system, Gadd also got a piece of advice from Judge Hall: "Will, you're smart enough to be a good lawyer, but you'll never be truly happy as a lawyer. Go outside and do something there." And so he did.

 

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From climbing his first major waterfall at the age of 16, to the multi-sport achievements he is decorated with now, Gadd is on a life mission to prevail in the face of calculated risks. But despite a lifetime of adventure, the three-time Canadian climbing champion is still finding new ways to motivate and inspire everyone around him.

 

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In the Spring of 2013, Gadd will be touring campuses across Canada to share the stories of his awe-inspiring career and how he's overcome incredibly tough challenges in life. Students will also have a chance to ask Gadd questions in person, as well as climb on campus in a demo session with the world champion climber himself.

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Check out the dates below for Will Gadd's campus tour and stay tuned to see if your school will be added to the list!

 

University of British Columbia: Vancouver - Mar 14 - Register here

University of British Columbia: Okanagan - Mar 20 - Register here

University of Calgary - Mar 23 

Bishop's University - Mar 28

Dalhousie University - Apr 2 - Register here

McMaster University - Apr 3

University of Toronto - Apr 4 - Register here

Queen's University - Apr 8 - Register here
 


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