Think you’re tough? See how you compare to these legendary Canadian adventurers


Patrick Walsh


The Plummer name has been synonymous with northern adventure—and the world’s biggest lake trout—since Chummy Plummer’s father, Warren, opened up a small fishing lodge on the N.W.T.’s Great Slave Lake back in 1950. Chummy himself started guiding at age 13, got his bush pilot’s licence at 15 and has since grown the family business to include seven lodges and outposts on Great Slave Lake, Great Bear Lake and Nunavut’s Tree River. Trophy muskox hunts are also now on offer. As well, Chummy built gravel airstrips on both Slave and Bear that can handle planes as large as 737s, making the northern wilderness that much more accessible to southerners angling for the adventure of a lifetime.