Biography

 

Caroline Côté is an adventure filmmaker and photographer residing in Montreal. Her main role during an expedition is to bring back images in order to present them to the public in a documentary format. One of the latest to be realized is the story of a team she was a member of that crossed an unexplored region of Antarctica for 30 days on its own.

 

She also recently participated in the Pull of the North Expedition, where she followed the Yukon River for over two months and traveled through Alaska to meet with Athabaskan people.

 

She has just returned from northern Quebec where she went to meet people from Kuujjuaq, a subject that is highlighted in a trailrunning documentary called Qamaniq currently on a world tour of festivals.

 

Filming in natural places, far away or in extreme conditions is her passion and her specialty. You can meet her on the Atlantic coast or at the top of Mount Washington with her camera or in the forest, as she loves to run at altitude (65 km, 85 km or 125 km). She might say that being an adventure filmmaker is only a title that can be put on a resume, but according to her it means a lot more.

 

What inspires her to do this work is to share inspiring stories. Her mission is to engage people in learning more about the subject of nature conservation and surpassing oneself. She went through extensive training at the Banff Center, she also studied in advertising at UdeM and completed studies in the field of cinema and communication.

FILMMAKER. DIRECTOR. ADVENTURER.

EXPEDITIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2014 - XP Antarctik: 30 days of exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula and the Plateau with 5 other Quebecers in order to create the documentary Le Plateau, and to carry out research led by Andrée-Anne Parent UQAM in relation to the reactions of the human body subject to hostile environment and extreme conditions. The expedition was supported by the Canadian Space Agency. Out and back in a sailing boat passing through Cape Horn for more than 10 days in total.

2015 - Oceanic crossing between St-Malo, France and Quebec with the crew of the sailboat Atlas Océan Racing in 21 days and the recognized skipper George Leblanc.

2016 - Pull of the North Expedition, 2000km of canoeing on the Yukon River from its source to the Bering Sea, passing through the towns and villages along this waterway in order to collect testimonies from the inhabitants of the community of Athabaskan people and learn more about a way of life directly related to the environment. 2 months paddling accompanied by 3 other team members.

2017 - Qamaniq Project, taking women to go beyond their limits in a context that takes them completely out of their comfort zone, in Kuururjuaq Park with the aim of creating a documentary on this walking and running adventure and to bridge the gap between the relationship maintained between the Inuit and the population of southern Quebec.

2018 - 2000 km crossing between the towns of Natashquan in Montreal by ski, on foot and by bike in order to take visuals for the Electron campaign put forward by the advertising agency LG2.

2019 - Sea to Ice Expedition: retracing the footsteps of Wally Herbert, trying a new access to the Plateau of the Antarctic Peninsula accompanied by an international team of 6 people. 30 days on the mainland

2020 - From Montreal to Banff (Trans Canada) in 30 days by fixed gear bike.

2020 - Norwegian Fjords Sea Kayak Adventure: Steigen to Tromsø in 11 Days.

2021 - (To come) Svalbard Project: 60 days on skis in the polar night with winter conditions.

TRAIL RUNNING RESULTS

Race

Les Traces Du Nord Basse-Terre 2019 

- Guadeloupe

Distance

Elevation

Date

Position

154km

6400m+

2020

2nd W

Grand Raid Des Pyrénées Tour des Cirques

- France

120km

7325m+

2019

1st W

Les Traces Du Nord Basse-Terre 2019 

- Guadeloupe

84.4km

2700m+

2019

1st W

Trail La Clinique Du Coureur

- Canada

50km

2000m+

2019

3rd W

The North Face Endurance Challenge

- États-Unis

81.1km

2400m+

2019

2nd W

Transmartinique

- Martinique

144.2km

4850m+

2018

3rd W

6500m+

Ultramaraton Guatemala

-Guatemala

2nd W

2018

93.3km

4175m+

Québec Mega Trail

- Canada

2nd W

2018

101.1km

Ultra-Trail Harricana

- Canada

62.1km 

1600m+

2017

4th W

2000m+

The North Face Endurance Challenge

- États-Unis

3rd W

2017

80.4km

1600m+

Ultra-Trail Harricana
- Canada

5th W

2016

62.4km

Ultra-Trail Harricana

- Canada

129.1km

3200m+

2015

Finisher

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