Date of Surgery: 3/28/2014
Update (8/2015): Marc returned home to Tofino British Columbia in Canada. He continues to guide.
As part of an avid ski family, I began skiing in Banff Alberta at a very early age. I developed an interest to explore the backcountry and in my late teens began climbing and ski touring with a small group of friends and cousin. I later joined many close friends in pursuing the certification process with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.
I went on to become a fully certified Ski Guide, Rock Climbing Guide, Assistant Alpine Guide and Level III Indoor Climbing Instructor. As a founding member of Canada’s climbing team, I was involved in developing sport climbing in Canada. I worked for many years as a heli-ski guide, as well as leading backcountry trips throughout western Canada and Europe.
Treatment Procedure and Recovery Plan
I underwent knee surgery to repair damaged cartilage. The recovery time was six months to get back to full level of activity. Receiving physical therapy while returning to work was very helpful in allowing the knee to strengthen under normal use.
"I am extremely grateful to the Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation for all of their support and the manner in which everything was handled. The level of treatment and care provided by everyone involved in my case was exceptional. I could not have asked for anything better. Sustaining an injury that requires surgery can certainly present challenges above and beyond what we all experience in daily life, however, I was able to receive treatment very quickly and return to work in a very short period of time. The entire experience and positive outcome, has had a major impact on my life going forward and I can’t thank you enough. "
- Marc Dube