A journey into Deep Wild
expressed through books and speaking

Crocodiles and Ice NOW available for Sale:
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From Conrad Anker, North Face alpinist


Why explore? Why expose oneself to undue hardship? These questions are at the root of human existence. In an age when adventure is a sales tool Jon Turk looks into the meaning of wild places. How have these sacred places transformed the individual and society? With first-hand experience ranging from the tropics to the arctic Jon Turk shares the importance of finding the wild in our daily lives. An important read as our society collides headlong into an over-subscribed world.


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

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First Place for Print Journalism

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New York Times Front Page


What's Happening 

Crocodiles and Ice Conversations

A .pdf of, "Crawling to Ecstasy" from the Nov/Dec "Spirituality and Health is posted in my Blogpost.  
 

Joanna Harcourt-Smith, author of "Tripping the Bardo with Timothy Leary: My Psychedelic Love Story", interviewed me, Jon Turk, author of “Crocodiles and Ice: A Journey into Deep Wild”. It’s posted on:  http://www.futureprimitive.org/2016/10/a-consciousness-revolution/   Special energy passed between us in that conversation.  Perhaps it’s a shared experience of embracing the void, each in our own way, and then, amidst the terror and the ecstasy, seeing the vision of a peaceful place.  Maybe that is just words and it’s something even deeper.  I don’t know.  But I invite you all to join us on this journey.  I believe and hope that this is just the beginning of my collaboration with Joanna.

I had a wonderful interview with Sandra Champlain from the “We Don’t Die Radio Show.”  To me, the important issue is not whether we “die” when we “die,” but whether we are open to life as we see it in This World and whether we approach “death” without fear.  I talk about my failed journey to the Other World with Moolynaut and my metabolic collapse after the Ellesmere Expedition.  Click here to listen.  

 

Excerpts, Excerpts, Excerpts

Three excerpts of Crocodiles and Ice are available online.  You can read these to get a flavor of the book. 

Canoe and Kayak:  Crocodiles and Ice: A Journey into Deep Wild 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversations, Profile, etc

In addition to the excerpts (middle column) check out these links:

PIQUE News Magazine, out of Whistler, did this write up about Crocodiles and Ice:
http://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/on-thin-ice/Content?oid=2806596

THE CONVERSATION:  ERIK BOOMER AND JON TURK REFLECT ON THEIR EXPEDITION AROUND ELLESMERE ISLAND, THEIR FRIENDSHIP, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF LIVING YOUR PASSION
http://www.canoekayak.com/travel/the-conversation/#1bbokivxcm2tIik0.97

Profile: Jon Turk: Expeditioner, author, seeker
http://www.canoekayak.com/from-the-mag/unfiltered-jon-turk/#SRPcV8469UuCkodC.97