Today I’m joined by a pretty incredible human: Amiththan. He hails from Sri Lanka and after moving away from a violent political crisis, he found himself in a part of Toronto with its own challenges. Amiththan and I talk origins, identity, migration and nationality. We start the long journey to what would become one of his greatest: hiking the Appalachian Trail. From his uncles being assassinated to navigating Tamil identity in Ontario, we get into some of the heart of how and why the trails came calling. A chance encounter with a rarely seen Lynx is where we set up Part 2, which will be up on Monday.