Lapland: Home of the Sami PeopleMarch 23, 2015 - April 6, 2015
Kevin Clement (Expedition Leader)
Although his specialty is subarctic ecology, Kevin’s work as a naturalist and adventure travel guide has taken him from his home in the Pacific Northwest to all seven continents. In 1995 he became a Certification Instructor for the Wilderness Education Association and in 1997 joined the adjunct faculty of the University of Alaska. That same year he initiated an outdoor leadership program for the non-profit Foundation, leading students on month-long backcountry courses. He has worked in several national parks and has guided groups in whitewater rafts, in sea kayaks, and on foot.
A reknowned expert on the Norwegian Arctic, Kåre was born and raised in Kirkenes. During the 1980s he was involved, acting in and directing, documentary films describing the struggle for Sami autonomy including The Taking of Samiland and Scorched Earth. He is well-known throughout the region and frequently guides curious travelers well off-the-beaten-path to get a taste of traditional Sami lifestyle. He is also heavily involved in developing the area’s emerging tourism industry and is the owner of the Snowhotel in Kirkenes.