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17th June 2017

Alexandra Pratt - Labrador 2000 Expedition

Alexandra Pratt received the Captain Scott Society’s 2000 ‘Spirit of Adventure’ Award for her proposal to follow in the footsteps of Mina Hubbard who, in 1905, had revisited and completed the river journey that had claimed her husband’s life.

The journey was to take Alexandra a distance of 600 miles, over land and water, from Goose Bay, Labrador to Ungava Bay in Quebec. With her experienced Innu guide and paddling or carrying an authentic ‘canadian’ canoe, Alexandra confronted the unforgiving landscape encountering sheer cliffs, deadly rapids and an approaching forest fire until her journey reached its heart-stopping climax.

She has written a book about her adventure - a story with an insightful and haunting sensibility, Lost Lands, Forgotten Stories in which she interweaves her story with the diaries of Mina Hubbard.

Alexandra Pratt is a freelance journalist and the author of three books on her native Cornwall. She has travelled extensively, working as a volunteer in the cloud forests of Central America and as a writer for the Rough Guides series of travel books. Alexandra now lives in Cornwall where she writes, lectures and runs her own photographic library.

Visit her web site at http://www.alexandra-pratt.com/

Photo by Andy Dyer