Blog: Iceland Expedition Team - Peter Mortifee - Outward Bound Canada Outward Bound Canada

Peter Mortifee - Outward Bound Canada Reach Beyond Expedition to Iceland


I recall watching a National Geographic special on Outward Bound when I was in grade school. At that moment I knew I would do an Outward Bound course. That moment arrived when I was 18 years old in the summer of 1978 when as a member of the Logan Patrol I spent four weeks at the Outward Bound Mountain School on the Similkameen River near Keremeos in BC. It was a transformative moment in my life and since then Outward Bound has occupied a special place in my heart. I had the good fortune to do another OB expedition in 2007, this time in Bhutan with one of my great life time friends who was part of my Logan Patrol. I’m excited to be heading to Iceland with OB and with my dear partner Nancy. We love to walk and do at least one extended trip every year, mostly in the UK. I’m a physician by training but retired from my specialist practice completely in my 40’s to pursue another way of engaging. In 2001 I co-founded the Somerset Foundation and have been it’s Chair since. Our mission is to support Social Innovation and Service, and through Somerset I engage with social purpose organizations where my input and interest relates primarily to organizational governance, structure, strategic policy development and financial sustainability issues. It’s been a wonderful ride. I love photography, music and travelling. My wife Nancy and I live in Vancouver and Naramata B.C. and between us we have four wonderful daughters.

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