Kevin Ault has been adventuring for forty years as a backpacker, climber, canoeist, kayaker, and paraglider pilot. He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Aconcagua and flown his paraglider in more than twenty countries. Kevin spent many years leading young offenders on wilderness adventures for the BC corrections system before becoming a BC middle school teacher and specializing in outdoor education. He has led canoe trips with teenagers around the Bowron Lakes chain seven times and even taken a group down the Yukon River from Carmacks to Dawson City.
Kevin took up ocean kayaking in 1997 with a tour of the Broken Island Group and then began adventuring in other parts of Vancouver Island’s west coast from Winter Harbor to Tofino. These trips have given Kevin an appreciation for and even a kind of addiction to the west coast. He plans a seven to ten day adventure each summer now and has grown to love this area. He also has great concern about the vulnerability of the coast to oil spills, garbage and of course, nuclear contamination.
Kevin is a “frequent flyer” with his paraglider twelve months of the year. In the spring and summer he flies cross country flights on his solo wing. He also climbs local mountains and flies from them with his alpine flying gear. Kevin also introduces people to the sport of paragliding by flying tandem flights during these nice months. In the winter, he continues flying by hiking up Elk Mountain and flying down, a great way to combine exercise with a knee-saving glorious descent from the snowy mountain back to the valley.