Hugo Perrin is a Tuxy ambassador, director, and cinematographer based in Quebec Canada. With more than 20 hours of airtime on national and international channels. His specialization in the outdoor and adventure segment has led him to travel the world several times over, traveling and working in more than 20 different countries. Including expeditions to the most remote and harsh places on the planet, from the Malvinas Islands to the Antarctic Peninsula, from the Russian and Canadian Arctic to the North Pole.
There’s something about a last-minute road trip. Knowing I will have to make do with what I’ve gathered and shoved in my hiking pack makes me feel alive. Last-minute mini adventures are all about the unknown for me. Did I forget anything? Did anyone check the weather? Where are we sleeping anyways? What should I bring? It always leads to great memories.
I wanted to be a firefighter ever since I was a little kid, there was a firefighter who lived in my neighbourhood who I have always looked up to. I saw how his lifestyle was, how he helped his community and that he always had lots of family time, so I was really interested at a very young age.
The van life is composed of a new generation of modern-day hippies, not so much the dirtbag vagabonds it used to be. It's something everyone wishes to do in their lifetime, and if not, then it should be.
The excitement buildup and anticipation leading up to the ice climbing adventure; getting your equipment packed and the beer in the cooler; mapping out of the possible routes with your crew; the freedom of being out in nature; the unknowns and unexpected elements along the way.