Underwater explorer and Suunto ambassador Jill Heinerth has cycled across Canada to spread the word about her water literacy project, We Are Water. She wore a Suunto watch throughout the 7,000 km challenge.
During her 20-year career, Jill Heinerth has dived deeper than any other woman in history, and been named a 'Living Legend' by Sport Diver Magazine. Her achievements include diving caves underneath the remote Ural mountains of Siberia, and diving inside a giant iceberg.
Taking on a challenge of a different nature, Heinerth and her husband Robert recently cycled from Vancouver to Newfoundland. The challenge began in May 2013, and was designed to draw attention to Heinerth's We Are Water project.
Suunto is the main partner of We Are Water, a cause that aims to raise awareness of of global water issues and encouraging people to protect our fresh water resources.
"My husband Robert McClellan and I arrived at 'Mile 0', the Terry Fox Monument in St. John's Newfoundland on 15 August," Heinerth said. "The trip was one of the most challenging things either of us has ever taken on, and was very rewarding. Along the way, we met audiences large and small, sharing our mission of spreading water literacy through the project. We're incredibly grateful for all the continued support from our friends at Suunto who have embraced the project wholeheartedly," Heinerth said.