ZITZER, Ruby - is currently at Prescott College in Arizona, studying Snow Science and Avalanche Forecasting. Ruby was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana, where she and her two brothers were on rivers from 'prebirth'. Each of them has a “birth river” - the river they experienced in the womb - the Kazan, the Yellowstone and the Rio Grande . During each child's 13th year, the family returned to that birth river to recreate the original expedition. On the Kazan expedition in Nunavut, Ruby was 10, and she fell head over heels in love with the northern Tundra. That love never waned, and eventually, she was old enough to plan her own northern epic adventure. Last summer she did just that. Along with her brother, Sawyer, her cousin and another friend, Ruby took on a 50-day 1,000 mile canoe trip from Great Slave Lake to Baker lake via the Hanbury and Thelon rivers. It was an epic summer full of fire, wind and ice, both an endurance test and a return to an enduring, inspiring landscape.