Larry Simpson went North as a young man seeking adventure with the Hudson’s Bay Company. The intended two-year hitch turned out to be more than thirty years, though there was some time out for grad school. After three years with the HBC he went to work with Inuit Cooperatives for some years before signing on with the Northwest Territories government, and transitioning to the new Nunavut government. He specialized in economic development in the renewable sector including fisheries, fur and sealing. After retirement, Larry took on a few international volunteer assignments in Africa and Southeast Asia. Satisfied with that, he began to indulge a rekindled passion for adventure motorcycling. He launched into international journeys to remote corners of the world, through the Americas from the Arctic to Argentina, through Africa, and in Southeast Asia. He has written numerous articles for motorcycle and other magazines, and is the author of Cold Refuge, a fictional tale of a German U-boat circa 1944 undertaking a special mission in the Canadian Arctic. As of 2020, he has four children, one still at home, and lives on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia.