opX: Retracing the Sandakan Jungle March

Sandakan Death March

The horrors of Sandakan and the Death March still defy description. Prisoners were beaten and tortured, even castrated and crucified, but in Paginatan something more unimaginable occured. Local people describe how hungry Japanese soldiers culled prisoners from the group, cut off their arms and legs and brought the torsos to their camp for consumption.

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Chillin' on the Chilean Slopes

Skiing Chile
At one of the many ski shows I (now religiously) attend, I was told that the real ski nuts Ski Chile in the middle of the summer, where some of the steepest, deepest and fastest peaks beckon. The sheer altitude of Chile’s ski resorts, along with the speed records set at them, is enough to make even this girl think twice. But there is something else at play here. My husband, Chris, a level-two ski instructor and downhill fanatic, has been challenging me to kick it up a notch.
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opX: What Really Happened to Franklin?

John Franklin Arctic Expedition

Whatever happened to explorer John Franklin’s lost crew, who in 1845 set out to discover the Northwest Passage, only to all die trying? In 2007 Outpost led an exclusive expedition, with the CBC’s Evan Solomon on board, to retrace the route the crew might have taken after it abandoned ship to go in search of rescue across King William Island.

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