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Jim Baird

Adventurer

Jim Baird

Adventurer

Writer, photographer and filmmaker Jim Baird grew up exploring the Crown land east of Bancroft, Ontario, Canada. The confidence he built spending time outdoors at a young age led him into a passion for wilderness travel in Canada’s remote northern reaches.

Jim is an avid whitewater canoeist, fisherman, trekker, bushcrafter and all-around outdoorsman with several impressive expeditionary trips to his credit. The skills he gained from his adventures helped him and his brother, Ted, win Season 4 of “Alone,” the self-shot survival TV series on HISTORY®. They survived on northern Vancouver Island for 75 days through the late fall and winter. This long stint in the outdoors capped off 5 of the 10 months Jim spent camping and traveling in remote wilderness areas during that year.

Jim’s also appeared on the Discovery Channel and contributes to Field & Stream, Outdoor Canada, Explore and Men’s Journal magazines. He regularly uploads videos from his adventures to his popular YouTube® channel and is a common presenter at outdoor events. Jim has worked full time as an adventurer and content creator since 2016, and before that, he worked in mineral exploration and for a mapping company. A true nature lover, Jim lives with his wife, Victoria, and his 2 kids in a rural area where he’s surrounded by forests and water.


BACKPACKED 100 MILES THROUGH THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

FIRST PERSON TO COMPLETE 36-DAY SOLO TREK ACROSS THE NORTHERN UNGAVA PENINSULA IN WINTER

CROSSED BAFFIN ISLAND ON FOOT IN WINTER

33-DAY CANOE TRIP ACROSS LABRADOR AND NORTHERN QUEBEC

DESCENDED THE KUUJJUA RIVER

SOLO DESCENTS OF EXPERT-LEVEL WHITEWATER RIVERS IN THE YUKON AND NORTHERN ONTARIO’S REMOTE ARCTIC WATERSHED

SNOWMOBILED ACROSS THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE

RAFTED IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON

PET'S NAME

No pets at this moment, but I think I'm going to name my next dog Huckleberry

FAVORITE DISH

Fresh brook trout fried whole over the fire with Old Bay seasoning

FAVORITE MOMENT IN HISTORY

Around 70,000 years ago when human beings came out of the "genetic bottleneck period," when our total population may have dropped as low as 3,000

FAVORITE BOOK

“An Arctic Man” by Ernie Lyall

KID GOALS

To play in the NHL

FAVORITE SNACK

Seemingly whatever my wife does not want me to eat

MANTRA

You can do it, Jim

FAVORITE MOVIE

“The Shawshank Redemption”

MOST HUMBLING MOMENT

When I dumped in a demanding rapid while soloing the Yukon's Hess River, and I almost lost my canoe along with my entire outfit

MUSIC

Punk rock, classic reggae, bluegrass, folk and classic rock — if it's a good tune, it's a good tune!

JIM’S ADVENTURE BUDDY

GPSMAP® 66i

“It’s nice having a device I can depend on even when I’m out in the middle of nowhere.”
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