About me ...



My name is Frederic Soucie and I live in the Montreal area in Canada. I started hiking in 2009 at the age of 42. When I was a teenager, I wanted to travel all over the world and explore remote places with awesome landscapes many of them inaccessible by car so I envisioned myself exploring those places by way of hiking. When I was 12 years old, I came across a book that showed pictures of Mount Edziza Provincial Park in British Columbia; I was dazzled by the beauty of this area and longed to hike my way there some day.
Mid-life crisis finally hit and I took up hiking and started focusing on the mountains in the north eastern United States. On one occasion, while crossing at the New York border, the border officer asked me if I was an Adirondack Forty-Sixer. I looked it up after returning from my trip and was inspired by the challenge of climbing all 46 peaks on the Forty-Sixer list (turns out I had already climbed 3 of them). I later found out that similar challenges existed for the White Mountains and all of the 4000 footers of the north eastern US (NE 111, which is actually 115 peaks). I decided then and there to complete those lists. After some 8 years of steady hiking, I finished climbing every 4000 footer on those lists.
Along the way, I have met some very interesting people and I have made a very good friend, Martin, while hiking Allen Mountain in the Adirondacks and with whom I had the pleasure to accompany on his finish of the ADK Forty-Sixer challenge. I would a few years later meet Michelle who would have a major positive impact on my hiking skills and we were to share great moments together. Hiking has also been a personal growth journey. I mostly hike alone and it affords me the time and space for inner dialogue and self-discovery. Overall, it has been an amazing experience and I want to share it with you via this blog. I hope you will find it interesting and inspiring.

My Northeast 111 journey

1Wright2009-09-26NY
2Algonquin2009-09-26NY
3Mansfield2009-11-01VT
4Camel’s Hump2009-12-30VT
5Adams2010-03-13NH
6Katahdin-Baxter2010-08-18ME
7Phelps2010-07-03NY
8Marcy2010-07-03NY
9Washington2010-07-23NH
10Colden2011-04-09NY
11Street2011-06-19NY
12Nye2011-06-19NY
13Panther2011-07-03NY
14Couchsachraga2011-07-03NY
15Giant2012-02-19NY
16Marshall2012-03-17NY
17Iroquois2012-03-18NY
18Seymour2012-04-06NY
19Seward2012-04-06NY
20Jefferson2012-04-28NH
21Donaldson2012-05-19NY
22Emmons2012-05-19NY
23Dix2012-06-14NY
24Hough2012-06-14NY
25East Dix2012-06-14NY
26South Dix2012-06-14NY
27Macomb2012-06-15NY
28Santanoni2012-07-14NY
29Porter2012-08-04NY
30Cascade2012-08-04NY
31Allen2012-08-26NY
32Rocky Peak2012-08-27NY
33Tabletop2012-09-02NY
34Haystack2012-09-02NY
35Colvin2012-09-03NY
36Blake2012-09-03NY
37Lower Wolf Jaw2012-09-15NY
38Upper Wolf Jaw2012-09-15NY
39Armstrong2012-09-15NY
40Dial2012-09-16NY
41Nippletop2012-09-16NY
42Skylight2012-09-27NY
43Gray2012-09-27NY
44Esther2012-10-07NY
45Whiteface2012-10-07NY
46Cliff2012-10-13NY
47Redfield2012-10-13NY
48Sawteeth2013-02-22NY
49Gothics2013-03-17NY
50Saddleback2013-03-23NY
51Big Slide2013-03-23NY
52Basin2013-03-30NY
53Killington2013-08-10VT
54Ellen2013-08-10VT
55Abraham2013-08-11VT
56Flume2013-08-31NH
57Liberty2013-08-31NH
58Lincoln2013-09-07NH
59Lafayette2013-09-07NH
60Willey2014-05-31NH
61Field2014-05-31NH
62Tom2014-05-31NH
63Cannon2014-06-01NH
64North Kinsman2014-06-01NH
65South Kinsman2014-06-01NH
66Wildcat A2014-06-07NH
67Wildcat D2014-06-07NH
68Jackson2014-07-05NH
69Moosilauke2015-10-10NH
70Carter Dome2016-03-05NH
71Middle Carter2016-03-06NH
72South Carter2016-03-06NH
73Passaconaway2016-05-14NH
74Whiteface2016-05-14NH
75Tecumseh2016-05-15NH
76North Tripyramid2016-05-21NH
77Middle Tripyramid2016-05-21NH
78East Osceola2016-05-22NH
79Osceola2016-05-22NH
80Cabot2016-05-28NH
81Madison2016-06-04NH
82Owl’s Head2016-06-11NH
83Hancock2016-06-12NH
84South Hancock2016-06-12NH
85Monroe2016-06-18NH
86Eisenhower2016-06-18NH
87Pierce2016-06-18NH
88Moriah2016-07-02NH
89Waumbek/td>2016-07-24NH
90Hale2016-08-06NH
91Zealand2016-08-06NH
92Bondcliff2016-08-20NH
93Bond 2016-08-20NH
94West Bond2016-08-20NH
95Garfield2016-08-21NH
96Galehead2016-08-21NH
97South Twin2016-08-21NH
98North Twin2016-08-21NH
99Carrigain2016-08-27NH
100Isolation2016-08-28NH
101Old Spec2017-01-22ME
102Slide2017-01-29NY
103Hunter2017-01-29NY
104Bigelow-Avery2017-06-10ME
105Bigelow-West2017-06-10ME
106Abraham2017-06-17ME
107Spaulding2017-06-18ME
108Sugarloaf2017-06-18ME
109South Crocker2017-07-11ME
110Reddington2017-07-11ME
111Crocker2017-07-11ME
112North Brother2017-07-12ME
113Katahdin-Hamlin2017-07-13ME
114Saddleback2017-07-14ME
115Horn2017-07-14ME