Sarah grew up in Iqaluit, Nunavut with the Arctic Ocean and a team of dogs in her backyard. Learning the skills of surviving in the cold at a young age, she soon started to venture on longer overnight trips. When she turned 18 she joined an unsupported expedition to the South Pole, and a year later she dog sledded to the North Pole, becoming the youngest person to reach both poles.
Since, she has traversed the Greenland Ice Cap five times, headed to Ellemsere Island on a two month long dog sledding expedition, and has returned to both North and South Pole as a guide. Always seeking new adventures she headed to the Gobi desert in Mongolia, along with her brother Eric to complete the first non-vehicle supported kite-buggy crossing of the desert, and since has spent a month traveling with a friend and four camels through the Eastern Sahara in Egypt.
Her true passion is traveling via kite-ski. Recently along with her brother Eric, the duo kite-skied 3,300 km retracing the Northwest Passage. The journey took them 85 days, battling rough ice, polar bears, and open water.
Along with Eric, she was nominated for National Geographic prestigious “Adventurer of the Year 2007” award and named one of the “Top Ten Women in Adventure” by National Geographic Adventure Magazine.
When she is not in the cold, she spends her time working in film and photography. She has documented all of her expeditions, and has directed several documentaries, her latest are a 23-minute documentary about waste management in the north and a 10-minute documentary profiling an Inuit artist, both produced by the National Film Board of Canada. She is also a published photographer.