A journey into Deep Wild
expressed through books and speaking
Crocodiles and Ice News
I just received the following blurb from Conrad Anker, a North Face extreme 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
Top Ten Adventurers of the Year
Best Expedition of the Year
First Place for Print Journalism
New York Times Front Page
Tundra, Hunter, and Shaman
It’s taken a long time to verbalize, but I think that I can summarize now, what Moolynaut and Oleg, and all my friends in Vyvenka had been trying to tell me all those years. It's so simple. In the Koryak worldview, our power, mindfulness as it were, comes from an integration of Tundra, Hunter, and Shaman.
It's all outlined in my new podcast. Click here to listen.
The Dance of the Tides
To happen: July 31 - August 5, 2016
For as long as I can remember, I have known with absolute certainty, that activities and adventures in nature -- climbing, kayaking, skiing, riding my bike, going for a quiet walk in the woods -- all calm my mind, relax my think-too-much-know-it-all brain, and usher me into a state of: Mindfulness, Peace, FLOW --whatever you want to call it. Now, after all these years I am striving to share this wondrous journey with others. In The Dance of the Tides, at the Hollyhock Institute, I join with my dear friend Jody Weber, artistic director of Weber Dance to build a five day workshop, called The Dance of the Tides.
We'll be updating this website as we get closer to the date.
To book a reservation at the workshop, call: 1-800-933-6339 x232
January 29, 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." The idea is that for most of the 3 million years that humans and their direct ancestors have lived on the planet, we have had very simple tools. But, at the same time, we evolved Big Brains. What were we doing with those Big Brains, how did those activities help us survive, and what does this teach us about humanity's journey into the 21st century?