Conor Mihell is a kayak instructor and guide who is living in Wawa until his Finnish citizenship comes through. Conor Mihell is a freelance writer and long-time Paddling Magazine contributor based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. His award-winning environmental and adventure travel writing has been published in magazines across North America. While Conor favors sea kayaking on Lake Superior and paddling wild rivers in wood-canvas canoes on his own expeditions, on page 149 he reports on the most dangerous journey packrafts have ever played a vital role in.