Jerry Kobalenko is one of Canada’s most experienced High Arctic travelers.
He’s also the editor of ExplorersWeb.
He was awarded the Polar Medal in 2018 by Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette, who said:
“Jerry Kobalenko has skied, hiked, sledded and kayaked more than 16,000 kilometres through the High Arctic over the course of 30 separate expeditions. A professional writer, photographer and ardent arctic adventurer, he has brought his love, passion and knowledge of Canada’s north to a broad national and international audience through his many publications and lectures.”
We spoke about the lure of Ellesmere Island, High Arctic travel, and searching for the traces of historic travelers.
You can read more about Jerry Kobaleko on his website: http://www.jerrykobalenko.com/
And on ExplorersWeb: https://explorersweb.com/
These are the books we mentioned in the podcast:
We also spoke about:
- Last Places by Lawrence Millman
- Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
- Great Heart by James West Davidson
- True North by Elliot Merrick
- The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
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