Last week, Tania and Martina Halik completed a 1429 mile ski traverse through British Columbia's Coast Range. The mother-daughter duo took six months to do the route, which goes from Squamish, BC, to Skagway, Alaska, and includes the largest temperate-latitude icecaps in the world, massive river valleys, and even bigger mountains. And according to their website, the traverse has only been completed one other time.
The mother, Tania Halik (60), was born in the Czech Republic in 1956. She grew up under the Russian communist occupation, which eventually led her to seek solace in the outdoors. Martina Halik is Tania's daughter and her childhood was much different. "My childhood summers were spent in a canoe and winters were on skis," she writes on the website. "There was a generous amount of rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and general adventuring sprinkled in as well."
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