The Explorer's Club
Starting in 2012, West Hansen began leading expeditions to the farthest reaches of our ever-shrinking world. Fueled by the lure of traveling at a natural pace and a daily existence devoid of constant electronic input, he seeks out routes often attempted but not yet traveled by others. He travels primarily by canoe and kayak, but plans further land-based explorations.
As a member of the prestigious Explorers Club, a professional society that promotes scientific exploration and field study, West can interact with the greatest living modern day explorers and access archives of the most notable historical expeditions. His private library includes rare first edition books, publications about notable expeditions and historic maps detailing explorations around the world, including both poles, the Amazon River and the Northwest Passage. Despite his desire to avoid the non-stop onslaught of digital data, he has created this website to provide information, education, entertainment and perhaps a bit of a spark for anyone interested in getting out there and experiencing the world at its own speed.