A journey into Deep Wild
expressed through books and speaking.

High adventure on remote expeditions.

Awards and Accolades Following the Ellesmere Expedition

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Top Ten Adventurers of the Year

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Best Expedition of the Year


First Place for Print Journalism

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New York Times Front Page

Finalist for Canadian "National Magazine Awards" (2015) for my article in Explore Magazine about the frozen iceman:

Kwaday Dän Ts’ìnchí, “Long Ago Person Found”

What's Happening Recently

Podcast Episode 15
Special Moments
Feb 1, 2016

Jon describes seeing blue whales mating from a kayak in Chile. A wolf welcomes you to the polar regions. A hawk or a deer in your back yard. Sometimes exploring deep wilderness comes down to individual moments of encounter.

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Cold Podcast Episode 14
January 30, 2016

I gave the lead off talk at TEDx Canmore on Jan 29, 2016.  The theme of the conference was "Evolve" and my talk was "Big Brains, No Tools."  It was a fun meeting of many interesting minds.
I'll post the link when the video becomes available, around the middle of February.

Podcast Episode 14

December 30

With winter here, TV weather forecasters seem addicted to talking about "good" weather and "bad" weather.  Cold, of course, is considered to be "bad" weather.  Don't believe them.  From up here in wintery British Columbia, where we live to ski, I offer an ode to winter, COLD, and snow in my newest podcast:  
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