Exploration

Exploring Canada’s deepest cave with Christian Stenner

Episode 38

One of Canada’s most accomplished cavers shares what it’s really like to explore the world beneath our feet

  • May 04, 2022
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I’m thrilled to have Christian Stenner, one of Canada’s leading cave explorers and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, as our guest on this episode of Explore.

It’s the International Year of Caves and Karst, which is why we wanted to have Christian on the podcast now. But given the mind boggling stories he has, the tight squeezes he’s been through, he’s definitely welcome anytime.

As one of Canada’s top cavers, Christian has been part of many of the most important cave expeditions in this country, and beyond, over the past decade. These include the exploration of Bisaro Anima in British Columbia, where he and his team proved it was the deepest cave anywhere in Canada or the U.S.

He has also led expeditions in the Castleguard cave, Canada’s longest, and inside active volcanoes in the U.S. Pacific Northwest like Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier. And those experiences led to him becoming one of the first grantees of the Society’s Trebek Initiative in 2021. He’ll be using those resources to explore Canada’s only known active volcano, Mount Meager. 

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