John Dunn, Explorer- Science & Nature Talk

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John Dunn, Explorer
John Dunn







John Dunn, Explorer

More about John Dunn 

After completing some 5,000 km of journeys on Canada’s eastern Arctic seaboard - namely Ellesmere, Devon, Baffin and Labrador - John started planning a longer wilderness traverse of Canada. 

The idea was pretty simple: to make a south-to-north traverse of the country by linking a series of expeditions through some of the country's finest landscapes. Converting the idea into reality was not so straightforward: requiring 8,000 km of skiing, hiking and paddling. 

In the end “Journey North” comprised a 400 day series of wilderness expeditions - kayaking, canoeing, packrafting, hiking and skiing - covering almost every step of the way between Tofino on Vancouver Island to the northern tip of Ellesmere Island. 
While Journey North was never intended to be a literal full south-to-north traverse of Canada, John hopes that the sharing of his adventures will inspire someone to do the “whole thing”: as a single, pure wilderness journey from Cape Columbia to Middle Island or v.v. ! 

Journey North is a celebration of the vast Canadian wilderness and of the joys and challenges of long self-propelled journeys.