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Y2Y Supporter: Scott McGeachy

Scott says he has enjoyed watching Y2Y grow over the years, and appreciates being a part of supporting the work and helping protect the regions he cherishes.

For Scott McGeachy, there is no better place to be than the backcountry.   

“What gets me going is being in the outdoors with friends and blue sky,” he says, laughing. “I can focus on what is around me and I find that grounding. Part of it is the recharge, being out of cell range.” 

As an Albertan, he enjoys activities in all seasons, including backcountry skiing, climbing and mountain biking in his happy place. His passion for wilderness comes across clearly in his vivid descriptions of the colorful fall foliage and that deep earthy scent of the forest. This obvious passion for protected places and wild spaces is also one of the reasons he donates monthly to Y2Y.   

A long time supporter, Scott first learned of Y2Y’s vision and mission through Karsten Heuer’s book, Walking the Big Wild.

The book — about an epic 18-month trek across 2,100 miles (3,380 km) of mountains, forests, and rivers from Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming to Canada’s Yukon — inspired Scott. 

As CEO of a company working on large civil engineering and infrastructure projects in urban centers, Scott helps people commute in their daily lives.

His career has kept him from being in the backcountry as much as he wants in recent years, but he says if he can’t be there physically, he’s happy to be involved in other ways to protect the natural places he loves most.  “It’s the comfort of knowing that I’m able to support an organization doing fantastic work,” he explains.  

One of the things Scott enjoys most is the updates he gets from Y2Y on how his money is being spent.

“As a funder in this day and age it’s nice to know where the dollars get put to good use,” he says. 

Updates like this keep him informed about the work we’re doing and educate him on the regions we work in. He says he especially appreciates knowing more about specific campaigns we are involved in, such as the protection of Alberta’s headwaters.

He says he has enjoyed watching Y2Y grow over the years, and appreciates being a part of supporting the work and helping protect the regions he cherishes.

“To see it develop over time is one of those wonderful things — the course of momentum has been amazing. For an organization run with a tight crew out of Canmore, the amount of work that happens is really encouraging and almost overwhelming,” he says.

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